I’m wanting to make my CBG more playable. So I’m wondering about getting the right neck angle to accomplish this. But I don’t know how to accomplish this ! Any help from the community would help me tremendously ! Thanks !

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A lot depends on the method you use to mount the neck Andy, if it is a stick through neck, you just need to raise the tail a little inside the box, or if it is a bolt on neck, you need to angle either the neck pocket, or the underside of the neck itself where it mounts to the neck pocket, either way is reasonably simple, then there is the traditional mortice mount which is a fair bit more involved. Some pics or more info of what you have will probably get some more specific advice from others on here.

You don't necessarily need neck angle, the important thing is to fit the neck so that the fretboard is well above the top of the guitar, then it will give you enough height at the bridge to get the action as low as you want it and will give oyu a good break angle over the saddle. Typically on my guitars, the top of the fretboard is around 7-10mm above the top of the guitar, and you can simply put the neck in totally parallel to the top, which is way easier than trying to configure a neck angle. Don't make things any harder than they need to be.

Good info!

Thanks Chickenbone !! Simple is better.

Yep Chickenbonejohn is spot on, that's what I do too. 


I angle my necks down about 1 degree for a small box and 3 degrees for a long box like a King B. When I make ukulele banjos with the pete 1 skin on an Acid box, I use 3 degrees, so I can use a regular 5/8 inch banjo bridge.
Thanks Will ! Good advice.

Chickenbone's got it going on. But if you do find yourself with a bolt on neck with an angle problem aluminum foil is your best friend. You can make a wedge out of this stuff any size you need. And unlike the plastic wedging used by manufacturers foil conforms to the pocket better. Making the neck sturdier.


Great idea ! Thanks.


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