Through-body Guitar Neck

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You can add your own custom body sides and peghead shape to this expertly crafted unfinished hard rock maple neck.

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You can add your own custom body sides and peghead shape to this expertly crafted unfinished hard rock maple neck.

You'll save a lot of time and work, too: the back of the neck is shaped and sanded, and the radiused fingerboard is fretted and inlaid. Add one of our Guitar Body Blanks and you'll have an excellent start toward crafting your own custom solidbody.

The neck features an 8-degree angled undrilled blank peghead, a radiused fingerboard with dot inlays, side dots, 24 polished frets and a slotted graphite nut for easy tuning.

To keep your guitar in top playing condition, a double-action truss rod with 4mm Allen nut is adjustable at the peghead, using an Allen Truss Rod Wrench. Truss rod cover included.


Scale length 25" (635mm)
Fretboard radius 14" (355.60mm)
Width at nut 1-11/16" (42.86mm)
Width at 24th fret 2-7/32" (56.36mm)
Body extension length
from the 24th fret
approximately 14" (355.60mm)
Maximum body extension width approximately 2-5/8" (66.45mm)
Body extension thickness 1.72" (43.69mm)
Number of frets 24
Fretwire .048"h x .103"w (1.22mm x 2.62mm)
Overall length 41-1/2" (1054.10mm)
Fingerboard length 19" (482.60mm)
Peghead dimensions 8-3/8" x 3-3/8" x 9/16"
(212.73mm x 85.73mm x 14.29mm)

Neck thickness (approximate; not including fret)

Ratings & Reviews

Through-body Guitar Neck

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Great Neck!

By Stratocruiser from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 03, 2013

I bought one of these through-body necks about 8 years ago for an early guitar build (Rickenbacker 325 style, but full-scale) that my father was helping me with. This neck arrived with nicely finished frets and enough material on the headstock to cut a wide variety of designs. I was however somewhat dismayed that the neck heel began quite a distance from the 24th fret, as it took some time for me to use a spoke shave and other appropriate tools to make a longer playing area on the back of the neck. After gluing up the swamp ash body sides and routing the contours/cavities, I could see that the finished product would indeed look very niceùpossibly more interesting than the guitars I was modeling. I didnÆt realize it would have so much sustain though! I've now been playing this guitar for years, complete with Golden Age humbuckers, and I absolutely love this instrument. The neck profile allows for extremely fast playing and is comfortable for any playing style. IÆve received countless comments about it, regarding both looks and tone, and I couldnÆt be too much happier with it!


By Yongsung Park from Pusan, Korea
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 01, 2012

It's a great price considering all the work and material it takes to make one.. only complaint would have to be the nut.. there was about 2mm of glue under the nut which was too high.. after chiseling the glue off it was the right height.. wished there was some wood between the truss rod's adjustable nut and the nut too.

Good Neck

By Pep from Catalunya
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 20, 2012

Some time ago I bought this Neck and can only say that I am very happy with the result.
Greetings from Catalonia.

Left handed Use

By Lachlan from South Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 16, 2012

I am using the through-neck on a guitar building school project. I found that I could adapt it for left handed use easily. I also found the adaption for a Les Paul bridge setup not too difficult. Summary- excellent neck

Well made, but.....

By Mr Cherry from Mena Arkansas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 19, 2012

The fret work on this neck is high quality, but I concur with Kik on the heel beginning at the 16th fret. I will have to rework it so that the entire fingerboard is accessible. A 2-2 1/2 inch thickness would make it easier to form an angle between the neck and body. The day of the flat guitar is long gone. Good neck, work required.

very good but...

By kik from switzerland hot chololate
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 25, 2011

Very good quality neck, sturdy. But don't understand why the heel begins down at the 16th fret... I mean it's a two octave kind of neck, isn't?

Excellent Product

By Electricguitarguy from Juneau,AK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 12, 2011

Very well made and very stable neck. Found it to be exactly as advertised. Two years of constant use and this neck is straight and true.

Neck Through Construction

By Scott from Indian Wells, Ca.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 19, 2010

The neck through construction is a quality piece that allows me to make my own custom design headstock that is the standing mark of my custom electric guitars. I rated it only good because I wish they would make it with different degree's of headstock angle. Other than that, the necks are great and I like the double octave scale of 25".


By me from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 09, 2010

buy now unless you are making a sing cutaway les paul

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