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"pre-worked neck"?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 1st Bass, Mar 19, 2010.


  1. 1st Bass

    1st Bass

    May 26, 2005
    Forest Grove, OR
    This is a plea for clarification. I ordinarily only deal with acoustic, violin-family instruments, up to and including double bass. My son usually builds acoustic guitars, with the occasional electric thrown in.

    A customer has asked him about having an electric bass built with a "pre-worked neck". What is that referring to? He builds his necks (and everything else, pretty much) from scratch...what does "pre-worked" mean?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    My guess would be pre-made, just a guess.
     
  3. It may be a request for a neck that has the same subtle wear as one that has already been well played in (or pre worked if you will).

    A calrifying question to the customer might be the best bet.
     
  4. 1st Bass

    1st Bass

    May 26, 2005
    Forest Grove, OR
    Thanks, all.

    I re-read the e-mail from which the term came, and, in context, I think Jools has it right. But to be sure, we will ask the customer. I just didn't like to ask if it turned out this was some industry-standard term we had just never heard.

    Thanks again.
     
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