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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Ronkirn, Oct 29, 2007.
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Before I begin my first build of a telecaster body would it be recommended that I gather particular hardware that would be useful as I'm working along? Such as the bridge, neckplate, control plate and the scratchplate?
I need some help or confirmation.
I'm doing a build of a neck template, and I've already built the body. I'm not getting my neck heel to correctly fit my neck pocket on the body. It is too loose with clear space between the sides of the heel and the body's neck pocket. The width of the neck heel is under 2.12" or 54mm at its widest. My neck pocket is modelled on the Terry Downs' Tele_body_drawing_revE and so I have measured it and it is 2.224" or 56.49mm exactly at its widest point. Is this small amount of a difference (0.07" or 1.78mm) that much of an issue? Should the 2.12" be dead on 2.1899"?
I'm thinking that I perhaps sanded the template right on the pdf outline of the neck instead of just outside the line.
I'm sure I downloaded the neck pdf from this site labelled '60S VERNEER NECKTRUSS1'.
I believe the widest part the neck is 2-3/16" and the widest part of the neck cavity is 2-7/32". You need room for lacquer and then of course there is a tolerance with factory produced parts. You make the neck too wide, you end up sanding off somewhere to make it fit. You also need a bit of wiggle room to adjust the neck to the bridge.
You can find drawings here:
Thank you guitarbuilder. I needed the confirmation. I believe I should re-model the neck template I built.
Inserting the truss rod
Just need a bit of assistance.
A question about the truss rod and fitting it into its groove. I'm using StewMac's 18" Slotted Nut Hot Rod Truss Rod and laying it in a straight, flat groove from the top of the neck.
1. Should I apply araldite glue at both brass ends?
2. Should I cradle the brass ends in cloth and araldite?
3. Being the fact the width of the groove should be the same as the width of the truss' rods, then I expect to have to force the truss rod down into the groove. So it should be a very tight fit (given that I need to recess the groove slightly at the brass ends for the brass ends to fit in)? I'm assuming that the walls of the groove should be in contact with both rods?
Is this correct?
If you use are using a hot rod, the slot should be loose enough to remove it if set up that way. They recommend using a little silicone at the ends and the middle, down in the slot...not on the fretboard surface. When the rod bends down, the middle of the top rod hits the fretboard underside and the brass ends push down at the neck surface. If reversed, the contact points reverse.
yeah, what Marty sed...
just follow the Stew-Mac instructions, you'll be fine..
Thanks. I didn't see those instructions, I only saw the limited instructions. So cork or cloth is not stated?
I thought silicone would breakdown over time, so I thought araldite epoxy glue would be better ...?
Just do what it says....
Go with the silicon.... Proven stuff... Listen to experience