Well have ventured into the 6 string area 3 times, making a short scale 23" and the neck thru to the end of the box. I have to say I didn't like any of them, so I am going to try the Josh Gayou way, SO do you guys angle the neck any with this method, I do angle my 3 and 4 strings but I don't use the same method with those.

Thanks for any and all help!

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I've made 3 six strings in the last few years and I have never angled the necks of any of them, I simply mount them straight as I would on a solid bodied instrument. I find it very effective for the six string models and agree it is effective for the 3 string model. may I ask what bridge type you intend to use as an angled neck may not be as effective with, for example, a hardtail Stratocaster bridge.

by the way, here is one of my Six Strings with a 4 string neck as well.

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Yes JP, I was planning on using a hard tail bridge, I hadn't thought about this aspect of the build.

I'd let the bridge height dictate whether you need to set the neck or not,i like a bit of rake on my necks as it's easier to dial the bridge in,but if your using a pre made bridge,that should be your reference pont

Okay Darryl you are starting to talk the guitar playing talk, 'Rake', that's the thing you use in the yard, isn't it!

I've made a few guitars that should be buried

For my licence plate 6 string I had to have a break angle , due to using a tune o matic bridge and Bigsby tremolo. I just shimmed under the neck heel. With Tele and Strat hard tail bridges you don't need that angle , as those bridges can sit pretty low.  I guess it really depends on the type bridge you decide to use.

I've worked on and have owned a few guitars that came from the factory with shims under the neck. I've made one 6 sting. Used a factory made neck and stoptail bridge. Angled the neck using folded aluminum foil. Kept setting and reseting till I hit the sweet spot. 

I've built a few six stringers and usually angle the neck just slightly (1~2 degrees). If I'm using a thru-neck, then I can trim a bit from the bottom end to get the angle. Shimming on the neck side would also work.

It doesn't take much angle to work and sure doesn't hurt anything.

Stew Mac now sells neck pocket shims with either 1 degree or 5 degree angles for fixing guitars. Good price too.

Aluminum foil is WAY cheaper. : )

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