12 Fret Anniversary New World part 2

Preparing the neck and headstock




The photo right shows the headstock veneer glued on, and also the end of the truss-rod slot.  I use double acting truss-rods which can be made either to bend the neck back or pull it forward.

Wengé is so stiff it pulls up very little under string tension, so the truss-rod needs to apply very little force to keep a Wengé neck straight.

I particularly like the contrast of the lighter colour rosewood at the top bass corner of the headstock.

Next job is to fasten the neck to the body.