This thread is a result of another one that I started about a guitar I put together a few years back. The short story is that despite several pickup and component changes, the guitar is not producing the magic that I had hoped it would. I realize that one cannot predict in advance how the sum of the parts will sound until it's all put together, but I was wondering whether there are some general rules for selecting a neck and body that will work well together? Apparently Danocaster spends a lot of time doing this - finding the right combination of components (that are not necessarily the most expensive) that produce a good final result. I am contemplating another build, but may back off totally if there is no clear path forward. I know dry/cured wood is good. I know a tight neck pocket/fit is good. That's the extent of my formula, at least at this point.