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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Ears


Narrow pieces of wood (black walnut in this instance) are glued onto the sides of the headstock to make it wider: this way you don't waste wood as you would if you were to trim a wider board down to the width of the neck proper.
The disadvantage is that the uniform appearance of the headstock is lost: it doesn't really matter for the front since one often covers it with veneer anyways, but it means glueing an additional piece of veneer onto the back. Here mahogany veneer will cover the back of the jatoba headstock... and my sins, since I've had to fill with wood putty some gaps where splinters had broken off the neck while I was shaping it with rasps and files (jatoba is not really easy to work with)!


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