Neck-through / tilt question

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Neck-through / tilt question

Postby Jeff Mills » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:52 pm

I hate to have to ask but I could not find this discussed anywhere in the forum, could have been but my searching came up dry. So please forgive me if it's been discussed before.

I'm working on my first neck-trough or (neck-thru) bass. Is achieving desired neck tilt just a matter of attaching the body wings lower on the butt than at the neck, then shaving the neck front and back down to be flush with the body?

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Re: Neck-through / tilt question

Postby Bill Bell » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:46 pm

The thru-neck bass I built does not have a neck angle, I built it more like a Fender neck and just had the neck surface high enough above the body. Just make a drawing with the bridge etc. as everyone suggests to work out the dimensions.
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Re: Neck-through / tilt question

Postby Rob Carty » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:35 am

I've done a few neck-thru guitars and I see no reason why your method wouldn't work. In my case, I drew everything out in full scale (as Bill suggests above) and then cut the angle into the body portion of the thru-neck. Then I added the body wings, gluing them flush to that newly-angled center section. Same result, different sequence. But I saw an advantage to doing it this way; i.e., I could be absolutely sure that I'd gotten the precise angle I needed, BEFORE gluing the wings on. Good luck!
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Re: Neck-through / tilt question

Postby Jairo Eduardo Suarez Gallardo » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:32 pm

Rob Carty wrote:I've done a few neck-thru guitars and I see no reason why your method wouldn't work. In my case, I drew everything out in full scale (as Bill suggests above) and then cut the angle into the body portion of the thru-neck. Then I added the body wings, gluing them flush to that newly-angled center section. Same result, different sequence. But I saw an advantage to doing it this way; i.e., I could be absolutely sure that I'd gotten the precise angle I needed, BEFORE gluing the wings on. Good luck!


i did similar technique for a 7 string guitar "flying V" model... I glued the wings to the guitar and then I routed the excess of wood from the neck... I had to be very carefull with the jig... But at the end it looks really good.
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