I’ve been slowly chipping away at this one in my spare time. Job, wife, kids, band all take up too much of my time these days, haha.
I used a chisel to angle the end of the body to match the neck angle.
Gluing on the fretboard.
Routing neck taper.
Shaping the back of the neck...
I’ve used mine on all three builds so far. I really like having the repeatability of the exact same dimensions on each neck I make. I do spindle sand right to the line, so I’m not taking much off with the router at all.
It definitely helps with getting the correct volute and heel shape too.
Hey guys, here are some pics of my 3rd Explorer build. It is based on a ‘58 body shape with my own neck dimensions and headstock. The other big difference is I prefer the no pick guard look of the ESP explorers, hence no pickguard.
Here is where I’m at so far. The trussrod is a rip off of...