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Dan Erlewine's tips for shaping a guitar neck

Issue 281 March 09, 2017

Joe Etgen is building a guitar for the first time, working down in his basement. Working alone on StewMac's Triple-O kit, he's got the body and the neck in good shape. We asked Joe to take the guitar to Dan Erlewine's shop for a look-over. Dan shares some tips you'll want to know when you build a guitar sometime.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkHow to use another guitar to check your work.
  • checkmarkNeck-shaping gauges you can make.
  • checkmarkRazor blade trick for removing sanding scratches.
  • checkmarkGetting from “almost right” to the neck shape you really want.