Hi, i'd like to know why in the new template the lines are the same on both sides of the guitar while in the picture where you show the pickups and neck planes, the lines on the cutaway are like the ones made by Scott Wilkinson. I'm new here so i hope i'm not breaking any rules. Greetings from ArgentinaOh I almost forgot one key detail! The neck/pickup plane component.
The neck angle is in the 4-4.4* neighborhood. That is unchanged from our well beaten path, but the pickup plane is not on any of the examples I’ve seen 1.2* or 1.5*. It’s literally half of that. Somewhere around .6*.
An angle this shallow can’t start as we have all assumed-directly at the end of the fretboard. The shallowness of the angle makes it necessary to start this angle just and I mean JUST inside of the neck pickup cavity on the bridge side. The hump left after routing the shallow angle will be removed when routing the cavity.
Neck plane in red. Pickup plane in blue
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*EDIT* I feel like I should recommend that people bump this angle up to .7-.8* just to be safe. It’s hard to know how precise other folks will be when routing the steps, and erring on the side of caution might be better
One final note. The tops were all thinner than the assumed 5/8” (.625”). They were closer to .59 or a touch less. The mahogany (measured in the cutaway where it was exposed) was thicker than the accepted 1.75” by .030-.035”.
That’s all I have for today. Have fun