Types of wood for constructionBefore choosing a piece of wood for the neck, it is necessary to know the dimensions of the neck to the type of guitar.
Here I describe the neck for an electric guitar Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster.
Standard (a standard average) fender guitar neck length is about 70 cm.
For such a neck requires dry maple piece 750x140x45 mm
Thus, the length of 75 cm, a width of about 14 cm and a thickness of about 4 cm.
It would be good if the width and thickness of the "amplify" with 1 to 2 inches if possible.
Now I will explain the rules and laws that govern the calculation of the dimensions of the door and which depends on the number of fields and thresholds and the length scale (scale length).
What is the length scale?.
The scale on the guitar is the distance between the NUT's (above the keel of the neck), and the bridge, and horses (bridge).
The scale depends on the type of guitar, so a medium length 25.5 "(64.68 cm) for rhythm guitar and about 28" (71.12 cm) for bass guitar.
Depending on the number of thresholds on the guitar, this distance may be greater.
The length scale is divided into 2 parts , so half scale right between the keel and the 12 threshold , and the threshold to 12 horses (bridge ) .
If this principle is not respected , it will not be able to achieve the tone of the guitar.
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