Neck Fit

The body is roughed out and the neck and pickup cavities are routed. So, let’s try the neck out just to see what it’s going to look like.

Hmm…It looks like it fits. They always do at this stage. Neck fit is perhaps one of the trickiest parts of lutherie. On a guitar like this Hurricane, the neck has to be straight along the guitar’s horizontal axis.

Since this Hurricane will have a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge, the neck angle has to be right so that the strings clear the pickups and rest nicely over the bridge.

Visually inspecting the guitar at this point also gives us a check on how the overall appearance will look. Sometimes something catches the eye and that gut feel takes over. It can be impossible to correct an issue later on in the process. Feeling good about the instrument the entire way through the construction process is what makes lutherie fun.

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