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Thining down my neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Jamiebass, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Hey guys,

    I'm thinking of sanding down the back of the neck on my ESP C-304. It's a little too chunky for my liking. The neck is a 5 piece, 3 maple and 2 walnut, neck through.
    The neck is 15/16" (24mm) thick at the 12th fret (to the fretboard, not the fret). It's a verry sturdy neck, so I think taking it down about 1/16" down the middle should be fine, sorta like a flat spot, with a palm sander. As is is now, it's verry "C" shaped, I'm more of a "D" kinda guy.

    My only concern is the truss rod, I don't know how deep it's set, and ESP is pretty bad at returning emails.

    What do you guys think? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. usually truss rods are in the center of the neck, not so far in that it has a chance of splitting the wood and come out from the back...1/16" should be fine
  3. LacEE47


    Jun 24, 2007
    Hmm, well...I would probably go to a specialist and ask them how far down you can sand it.
  4. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Esp uses pretty thick rods, I worked on a b55 ltd the rod route was 10mm deep, thats just a little over 3/8"
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