I'm on my third build and decided to use a walnut neck saddled over the box, but man it is so light! I ain't no carpenter so a little advice on good woods for the neck would be appreciated, is walnut ok or should I go for more dense heavier woods like oak or mahogany???
Thanks for the advice. Maple is soooooooo expensive here in the UK, but I guess you get what you pay for
careful picking through the wider boards that were plain/flat-sawn (cheaper), and you can get close-enough perpendicular grain/rings for a neck from the edges of a bigger board, and then use the remainder for blocking or other non-git-neck stuff.
Hi Bill, thanks for the advice but, seeing as I'm a total ignoramus when it comes to timber, could you please explain what ''quarter sawn'' is.
Walnut is not a particularly light timber...are you sure it really is walnut? It's only about 10% less dense than sapele and maple, certainly not as light as stuff such as poplar.
Hi John, I did buy it off ebay so I guess you can never be 100% sure. My first build has a European white oak neck and my second has a mahogany neck, both do seem heavier but maybe I'm exaggerating a little.......out with the scales!!