Chapter 5
Constructing the neck
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A fingerboard and neck blank. The material for this neck blank is cuban cedar or cedrella, neck wood should be cut on the quarter and well cured. Old furniture is a good source of cured wood. Some neck woods are honduran and phillipine mahogany, ceresa or wild Cherry. Ship builders are a source of wood, as well as the wood suppliers listed in the guild of american luthiers publication. The stock thickness is 1 Inch and long enough to provide for peg head and the heel.