A compound radius neck is a neck that has one radius at the nut and a different, larger radius at the heel of the neck. This is meant to give a better playing experience for both rhythm playing towards the nut side of the fretboard, and soloing towards the heel side. The change in radius is gradual and will usually be something like a 10” radius at the nut and 16” at the 22nd fret.
What is a Scalloped Fretboard and how to DIY
A Scalloped Fretboard or Fingerboard is one where the material of the fingerboard between the frets is filed and removed to create a concave surface and large space beneath the strings. With light to medium pressure on the strings the player can play a clean note without ever touching the fretboard.
35 Must-Have Tools for Building an Electric Guitar
These are the tools you really need to have to cover all aspects of building an electric guitar from scratch. Some are manual, and some electric but there will not be a single task during the guitar build I will leave ‘untooled’. We will need tools for cutting, drilling, routing, measuring, shaping, sanding, fretting, soldering, painting and finishing. Naturally many of the tools are the sort any carpenter will have, but some are very guitar specific and you will not find them at the average carpentry hobbyist’s basement or your local hardware store.
Astound yourself with a Multi Laminated Neck
Building a guitar with a Multi laminated neck is no different than a regular neck other than the Neck Blank itself, and simpler in some cases. The benefit is both visual and structural. A well-made Multi Laminated Neck will be beautiful but also stronger and more stable than a regular neck.
Electric Guitar Templates – The complete guide
How do you go about making a template for an electric guitar?
There are a few simple stages before you can start working with a template:
• Planning, drawing and/ or printing a full-scale drawing.
• Cutting sanding and finishing the base template.
• Retracing and creating your master template. (Optional)
• Creating ‘supporting’ templates
Electric Guitar Nut Files – All about Nuts, Files and Slotting
The basic idea when slotting your nut is file the slots as low as possible (or to the players personal preference) without going too low and creating any buzz. You also want to consider filing the correct width of each slot, the angle and the spacing between slots. Other factors to consider are the tools at your disposal and the type and material of the nut itself.