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The neck will be connected to the body of the guitar by a mortise and tenon joint secured by ¼  bolts and dowel nuts.


Here, the rough neck is shown connected to the neck block which will be eventually contained inside  the guitar’s  body.

Below is another view of the truss rod itself and a view of it properly inserted into the truss rod channel

The shaping of the neck’s contour  is done quite quickly using two grades of  specialized rasps called “dragon” rasps. These are covered with hand formed with dragon “scales” that remove a large amount of wood in each stroke

 A view of the dragon rasps and a close-up of the hand-formed “scales” on one rasp.

 The neck is now roughly formed to its final shape. Further sanding will be required…






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