I got my hands on some 1x6 hard maple and couldn't resist building a couple of nice CBG necks.
Since it was a six stringer and I thinned and rounded the neck, I decided to add a truss rod. A 1/4" router bit did the job of making the slot for the truss rod and I found it worked well when I did the final set up on the guitar.
It is a nice player with all 19 frets clear of the box. That makes sliding up to 15 or even 17 a snap.
Overall it turned out as a nice daily player. Now I just have to explain to the wife why I needed one more CBG.
Great job on the neck and the whole build.
When she starts to ask, ask her how many pairs of shoes she has. Then explain that CBG's come in pairs. Hahaha
Thanks J D. It is now one of my daily players.
This guitar holds tune as well as any guitar I have Including a Gretsch Boxcar reso and a hollow body electric. I did install a truss rod and the neck is hard maple all the way through. The strings are standard gauge and I rarely have to retune.
Dual action truss rods are very inexpensive on ebay. They are a standard 1/4" wide with a rounded bottom side. I picked up a 1/4" round-tipped router bit that works perfectly. After watching a number of YouTubes on installing truss rods, I build a simple fixture to hold the neck parallel to my router fence and the routing job was pretty simple. This was the second truss rod I had installed and have since done a third neck using the same technique.
As far as shaping the neck to look and feel like a regular guitar, I found some neck shaping templates on line that I printed and glued to card stock to make shaping jigs for four locations on the neck. That and a good wood rasp and you can get there fairly quickly.