On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a quarter inch.  Without any reinforcement would a more narrow neck be more likely to warp?

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All else being equal, yes a narrower neck would be more prone to bend.  But is the tension of a three stringer enough to do it?  I don't know.  Time to put on your lab coat and do some experimenting Bob... and let us know your results.  : )

The thickness is way more important than the width.  A good piece of hardwood with a nice straight grain should be fine. Also if you keep the shape closer to square it will be stiffer than a full "D" shape neck.  I'd say go for it!

I agree with Kigar and I also use incorporate a extra heel piece to glue the through neck to so there's no way the neck can warp . My necks are made from Tassie oak 1" thick I have a endless supply of timber in my forest that I mill for different jobs .

I  haven't done a through heel piece yet but it sure seems like a good idea.  

I never thought about the shape, thanks.  I've settled on a shorter 640 cm scale to make it easier to play 7th and minor chords  rather than the ones I  made at 25.5 inch.  I  just found some nice tight grain mahogany that is rough cut at plus one inch. I  can probably get 18 necks from it.  I'm  very close in confidence to making some to sell to help pay for this fantastic hobby.   I don't want to sell any that would warp.

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