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neckthru angle

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Dr Doom, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Dr Doom

    Dr Doom

    Feb 17, 2006
    parksville BC
    im new to building basses i have almost completed the design for my first one...
    but i dont know how to calculate the neck angle.
    im useing a standerd vintage stop tail piece and 34" scale
    i dont even know if this is enough information to calulate the angle
    any infromation is apriciated
  2. One suggestion would be to draw your design full size from 3 angles(front, top & side)or more & calculate from there. There are also many good books on the subject. Melvyn Hiscock authored a very good one, w/2 or 3 step-by-step essays on electric guitars & basses. Lastly, use the search function- I'm sure someone has asked this question before.
  3. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward
    definantly make and refine your plans and drawings until you puke....I don't know if he was speaking of the neck angle which is sometimes build into guitars like the les paul with a tune-o-matic bridge, if so you shoud check this out.