"I don't have Maple available near me, I've been using Red Oak with great results. I do add a 1/4" fingerboard of the same type of wood to all of mine. those additional ieces glued to the neck help a lot. Also use non adjustable…"
"I am using a 25.5" scale length with medium strings. This particular CBG does not have a heel. It was the first electric I built. I did not add a fret board, simply wood burned the fret lines. Thanks for the info."
"Sounds like the neck is under lots of tension,scale length? what strings, how high is it tuned? Maybe a pic? Have you tried using a heel, or adding a hardwood fretboard with your builds? Shorter scale lengths like 23” are less likely to bow as…"
I have been building my CBG's with 1 X 2 maple. I have given one to a friend and he says that the neck is starting to bow. Is this a problem others have seen and any suggestions on how to prevent bowing would be welcome. Thanks.See More
"Hi Lou, great machine to have. However I cut my scarf joint on a drop saw suitably jigged up.
The jig on the bandsaw is used for gluing the two bits together without slipping apart. Using nails and such does not gel with me.
"Hi Lou, it depends really on how you execute the Scarfe joint and where the glue joint starts and ends.
But generally guitar builders use a joint like in the photos here, and this is what I always do. The piece of timber that is cut off the neck…"
"You can thin the headstock to 5/8 from the top or bottom. I generally do mine by removing material from the top so I don't have to fiddle as much with the transition from the back side of the neck to the headstock but it's doable. Taking…"