Installation instructions for Set Neck
Create the neck
pocket using your routing template. It is most important
to be very careful at this stage not to make the neck pocket too
deep. Be sure to calculate string height before routing.
It's also very
important that the template be securely fastened to the body
with good quality double sided tape, and that the 2 surfaces are
absolutely free from sawdust.
Set the neck into the joint. It
should be a very snug fit so you may need a clamp to ease it
Mark the area that needs to be
Be sure to make precise lines.
Don't cut way any more than needs to be.
To make this cut out I use a band
saw then sand it with a skinny belt sander. Note the area just
behind the fingerboard. It's also notched so the front pickup
will set flat with the body.
When you're done it should look
something like this.
Before gluing the neck into the
body, you'll want to get the body to the point of sealer. Don't
be in a hurry to glue in the neck. Do all the surface prep stuff
to the body, dye, binding, grain filler, and sealer before
mounting the neck.
Do not get any sealer, grain
filler, or dye into the neck pocket! Mask it off!
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