Guitar neck rest - DIY ideas?

Skeletor

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So, I'm stuck at home killing time and figured my SG could use a bit of fret work (knock down the sharp fret ends)... so I can probably justify a neck rest (cradle?) But Amazon looks to be preparing for a bit of a shutdown as nothing is expected to deliver until the end of April.

So I guess it is DIY time.
Before I go hack up a chunk of 4x4 - anyone got any creative ideas or suggestions for a DIY neck rest?
I figure if I am going to carve up a chunk of wood - might as well do it right :)

So - let's see some pictures of your favorite neck rests...
 

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My neck rest sits in my bench vise...but...it is a piece that I clamp and it sticks out to the side. That way, no part of the guitar is above the hard metal vise.


 

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You could make a cube with 6 different depths of the hollow, so you have a support usable from a soprano ukulele to an acoustic baryton guitar ;-)
 
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You could make a cube with 6 different depth of the hollow, so you have a support usable from a soprano ukulele to an acoustic baryton guitar ;-)
That style is what caught my eye on Amazon, maybe I'll go that route
 

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I used the table saw to cut the coves for some neck rests. I made a short, long, and rocking variation and used cork for padding/ protection.
 

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So, I'm stuck at home killing time and figured my SG could use a bit of fret work (knock down the sharp fret ends)... so I can probably justify a neck rest (cradle?) But Amazon looks to be preparing for a bit of a shutdown as nothing is expected to deliver until the end of April.

So I guess it is DIY time.
Before I go hack up a chunk of 4x4 - anyone got any creative ideas or suggestions for a DIY neck rest?
I figure if I am going to carve up a chunk of wood - might as well do it right :)

So - let's see some pictures of your favorite neck rests...

Built this 35 years ago.

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Solid oak. Before I cut the trapezoid shaped sides I ran it over a tablesaw blade at an angle....that's how I got the concave neck rest.

Lined the neck rest with cork. Installed some velcro so I can stick a tuner etc. on the side. But I also gave the footprint a bit of an angle...may 2 or 3 degrees? So when an electric guitar is on the bench the cradle supports the neck just right:

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But for an acoustic guitar, I spin the cradle 180deg. and the reverse angle is usually just right for that!

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It's massive. It's solid (use it for fret work all the time....pressing in frets or even hammering etc). Stays put. You just really don't want to drop it on your toe!
 

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neck support.jpg

I like the rocker style. Made these up when I was getting ready to do fret work on my first builds,
 

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So, I'm stuck at home killing time and figured my SG could use a bit of fret work (knock down the sharp fret ends)... so I can probably justify a neck rest (cradle?) But Amazon looks to be preparing for a bit of a shutdown as nothing is expected to deliver until the end of April.

So I guess it is DIY time.
Before I go hack up a chunk of 4x4 - anyone got any creative ideas or suggestions for a DIY neck rest?
I figure if I am going to carve up a chunk of wood - might as well do it right :)

So - let's see some pictures of your favorite neck rests...
I just order it from StewMac, they use FedEx which is booming right now and it's a day and a half max for delivery
 


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