As I'm still trying to sort out what is the most ergonomic for me, I'm thinking of putting a static neck mount on the one box I've done so far, and putting replaceable necks on it, i.e. primarily various scale lengths, but perhaps fretted and unfretted.

 

This should work regarding scale length changes, as the neck is not angled for a specific bridge location, etc.

 

Just wondering if there's anything I should avoid.  Also wondering about vibration transference from the bolt-on neck to the rest of the instrument.

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The a build i've just finished has a bolt on neck. I went this route because
I want to slope the neck back about 2 degrees. I used a pair of 3/8's machein bolts to hold the neck in place, and drilled to holes about 1/32 smaller to allow the threads to cut their own path in. Next time im going to insert long hex nuts to insure its stronger.  As long as everthing is tight, there shouldnt be any rattling
cajun made a cbg with replaceable fret boards
I'm torn between building and learning to play! ;-)

tony `Tea Belly` johnson said:

I would avoid anything complicated. Just go build 2 or 3 guitars of various scale length,that`s the easy way :)

You know you want an excuse to keep building ;)

 

 

Why choose???? Both all the way man! Lol

David Ford said:
I'm torn between building and learning to play! ;-)

tony `Tea Belly` johnson said:

I would avoid anything complicated. Just go build 2 or 3 guitars of various scale length,that`s the easy way :)

You know you want an excuse to keep building ;)

 

 

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