24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

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Gilbert Fredrickson
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24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Post by Gilbert Fredrickson »

Can I get two 12 fret Gibson L-0, 24.75" scale, dove-tail, necks out of a 24x4x3 blank?

JC Whitney
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Re: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Post by JC Whitney »

Hello Gilbert. Here's a quick diagrammatic sketch using an old neck side view I had drawn up long ago laid over a 24" x 4" block - perhaps you can compare the neck blank dimensions shown to what you're planning to use to get a feel for if two of yours can fit. PLEASE NOTE that the neck profiles drawn are not necessarily representative of the dimensions of your 24.75" scale L-O necks. You'll need to confirm dimensions and configurations.
Neck Sketch.JPG

Gilbert Fredrickson
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Re: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Post by Gilbert Fredrickson »

Thanks. I'm unpacking my tools and setting up a new shop space.

Steven Smith
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Re: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Post by Steven Smith »

I routinely get two necks out of the 24 x 4 x 3 blanks. Unlike the drawing above I plane the surface of the blank and then layout the neck from there although I expect the drawing was just to show that two necks would fit. If the wood does not have significant defects then it should be no problem.

Freeman Keller
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Re: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Post by Freeman Keller »

I'm guessing you want to do sawn necks for vintage correctness. Personally I would make three scarf joined stacked heel necks out of that, know that I had stronger heads and less waste.

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