necks

product rdf: 

Neck_(music)

Göldo

Göldo has its origins in 1978 when German guitar designer Dieter Gölsdorf created Rockinger Guitars as a parts sales company. He then launched the guitar brand Duesenberg in 1986 and Formentera Guitars in 1987.  In 1991 internal differences led to a sale of Formentera shares and change of ownership at Rockinger. The Göldo was launched in 1991 as company focused on wholesale, production, import, distribution and export of its own and outsourced components to dealers and guitar manufacturers. Göldo is a wholesaler only and does not sell directly to customers.

Source: Göldo website (28 June 2019)

Marconi LAB

Marconi LAB is an Italian guitar and bass maker, located in Cureggio in the Novara province. Marconi LAB was a traditional luthiery workshop for ten years before launching their website in 2011. Their website connects customers directly with Marconi with quotes for custom instruments generated in real time. Questions or clarifications are answered directly by David Torriani & Guido Brancalion luthiers of Liuteria Marconi. As well as complete instruments they offer necks and bodies.

Source: Marconi LAB website (12 May 2019)

MJT

MJT is run by Mark and Matt Jenny who specialize in reproducing classic old laquer finishes. They use thin nitrocellulose finishes in the same colors used by Fender from 1950 to 1965 and a use relicing process to give necks and bodies a worn vintage look. MJT can provide bodies, necks, kits or completed guitars or basses; typically in Fender style.

Source: MJT website (6 June 2018)

Mighty Mite

Mighty Mite was founded in 1974 by Randy Zacuto in Camarillo, California as a supplier of replacement pickups and bridges for guitars and basses. The Mighty Mite brand was bought by Jack Westheimer in 1982 and it was reintroduced by Westheimer Corporation in 1991 as a supplier of replacement guitar necks, bodies and other parts. 

Source: Mighty Mite catalogs

Source: Mighty Mite website (21 May 2018)

Hines

Danny Hines Custom Guitars was established in 2007 as a supplier of custom aged guitars (typically Fender style), bodies, necks and parts.

Source: Danny Hines Custom Guitars website

Boogie Bodies

Boogie Bodies was founded in 1976 by Ken Warmoth and Lynn Ellsworth and was one of the first suppliers of replacement guitar bodies and necks. Warmoth left the company in 1980 to found the Warmoth brand.

Bastin

Bastin Guitar was established in 2007 to produce high quality, limited-production aluminum guitars and aluminum guitar necks.

HOSCO

Established in 1983 HOSCO (Hosokawa and Co.) are mainly a distributor, but they also create original musical instrument related products for factories, distributors and repairmen.
 

TENAYO

Tenayo is a Korean/Chinese brand with a full range of instruments and accessories. They make some interesting models including the Koyabu 12 string tap guitar and a budget version of the Yamaha silent guitar. The German Thomann company is a major distributer of Tenayo instruments. The tap guitars are available from http://tap-guitar.eu/

Hand finishing

Project: 

Instructions: 

The neck still needs some hand finishing before it is ready. First you have to cut through the tabs to free the neck from the blank. Then you have to sand away the machining marks.

The final photo shows the four previous attempts - which were less than perfect. The final attempt turned out left handed - I must have flipped the model in Cut3D!

Roughing and finishing the neck

Project: 

Instructions: 

I calculated the tool-paths using Vectric Cut3D. The machine is controlled using EMC2. The roughing toolpath used an 8mm diameter endmill and the finishing toolpath used a 12mm diameter carving core box bit with an extra long shaft from Wealden tools.

I also used a cut-out tool path which cut out the machine head holes and trimmed around the edge of the neck.

Drill indexing holes in the neck blank

Project: 

Instructions: 

I used pine to make the neck. This is not the normal wood for guitar necks, but it is cheap and you make need to have a few gos before you get it right. The piece was around 28mm thick, 106 mm wide and 738 mm long. The two sides you will be machining should be as parallel as possible.

Fix the neck blank to the spoil board - with clamps or double-sided tape whatever works for you - make sure the toolpath doesn't collide with your clamps. The blank should be aligned centrally with the spoil-board.

Make a CNC guitar neck

CNC machining a telecaster guitar neck

This step by step guide shows one way of making a guitar neck using a CNC router.  Warning: CNC machines can be dangerous, especially when you are trying out new toolpaths and techniques. This project is meant to give you an idea of how to CNC a neck, but you will certainly have to adapt the individual steps to make it work on your particular machine.

 

project categories: 

level of difficulty: 

product type: 

DIY fretboard scalloping

DIY fret scalloping

This is a step-by-step guide to scalloping your fretboard. Scalloping is the removal of wood between the frets (usually from fret 14 upwards). Some players, like Yngwie Malmsteen, favour a scalloped fretboard as it is supposed to make it easier to play fast.

The tools needed are: a round file and sandpaper for wood removal and a Dremel for polishing.

Link: DIY guide to fretboard scalloping

project categories: 

level of difficulty: 

product type: 

tags: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - necks