Looks good spot on
Thanks guys, i'm just about to start on the slope, wish me luck 😐
Ok job done, but it didn’t go as planned...in my never ending quest to correct any imbalances I ended up overcarving/sanding, resulting in a dip at the base. The headstock thickness is currently 15mm. Perhaps during final sanding the dip will be a little less pronounced. Balls.
Heh, maybe I was expecting too much to get it right first time....I did have it where I wanted at one stage but I went further than necessary in trying to make the face of the slope perfectly level.
it bothers me that it’s there...is there anything else I can do to fix, or at least hide it?
I had that happen to me as well on the heal of my first acoustic neck... but what I did was call it a "custom design feature " and now people will think I meant to put it there. 🙂
I was just a little nervous about chasing a flaw that really didn't matter too much in the big picture. So far no one that has seen my guitar has seen the dip. On a side note... I decided not to put the same design feature on my newest neck. 🙂
Haha “custom design feature”. I’ve used that one already today - told a friend it was my own unique deviation from the typical fender design 🙂
My advice, for what it is worth, is to think of a good reason why you wanted to do it as it ended up and then stick to it. By all means you can say that you’ll do it differently the next time (insert reason for this) but your guitar looks great and if it sounds good too, what’s the problem? Perfection is a myth and nothing good ever came of being afraid of making mistakes. Rock on, there’s lot’s of wood out there with unfulfilled potential!!!
Darren I see what you’re saying but I honestly can’t think of any reason why I’d want it that way.
I’ve calculated that to smooth it out, I’d need to sand off down to 14.2mm. Would this be a problem with my vintage fender kluson style tuners? I wouldn’t be opposed to gluing a veneer to the rear to compensate.
Nah.... no problem at all. 14 mm is even closer to vintage Fender specs then 15 mm.... You'll be OK!
Measure once, cut straight away and maybe you're lucky......
I managed to level it out nicely with the router...I’m a lot happier with it now 🙂 Lesson learnt for next time...