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BY MakoGat
#785203
In the planning stages of a mahogany chambered body with centre block and flat cap and one thing that is bothering me is neck pocket angle.
It will have bolt on neck, Gibson style bridge, now I see LPs have around 4 degrees and without all components at hand all I can think of doing is a full scale side profile drawing with bridge height to measure the neck pocket angle I need to cut.

Any thoughts guys n gals?
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BY Bg
#785205
I agree, I think it would pay to do a full scale drawing :)
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BY Bg
#785208
suppose you could make a mockup body out of mdf and get the neck angle that way, route 4 degrees first etc
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BY MakoGat
#785214
Already drawn up headstock design, body design, soundhole drawings, electrics template for wiring etc so I guess one more drawing wont hurt.

Then Ill need to program these up on cnc
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BY willow13
#785220
olegmcnoleg wrote:Would it not be easier to plane down the end of the neck at a slight angle?


yeah this. I would make the neck pocket flat and angle the heel of the neck to suit
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BY Single coil
#785222
^^^^^^
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BY jvpp
#785231
No need to draw
All you need is meter long straight edge, flat table top and the bridge or its dimensions so you can use a bridge dummy. You can figure the rest out yourself
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BY godgrinder
#785235
Or you could countersink the bridge, Ibanez do that sometimes.
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BY Bg
#785236
godgrinder wrote:Or you could countersink the bridge, Ibanez do that sometimes.
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actually yes, godin do too, very cool idea
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BY Single coil
#785243
Countersunk bridge is mean