I was racking up some scraps to make a MDF neck pocket template this morning when I got a little worried about the thickness of the body and the size of the neck pocket. Before I do anything irreversible, I thought I'd throw it out here for some advice. Here's the setup: My plans have the neck meeting the flat between the cuts on the top of the body at the 22nd fret. I've got 2-7/8" length from the center of the 22nd fret to the end of the neck heel, and the heel at it's widest is 2.25" I have the 2.5° angle carved into the neck heel (ie for a flat bottomed pocket on the body). Neck is carved. Because of the way I carved the neck heel, if I wanted to push the neck in any further into the body, I could only go to the 20th fret or so. I guess really what it comes down to is this: will an extra 7/8th-inch or so make a difference in stability if I push the neck in further? I could: 1. Stick with the double cut design as drawn, have it meet at the 22nd fret, and trust the Titebond will do its work. 2. Push the neck in a little further to the 20th or so fret, keep the double cut body shape, and adjust my pickup and bridge placement. Might be a goofy looking DC this way. 3. Abandon the DC idea and redraw the body to have a little more meat on each side of the neck pocket. I don't have enough neck heel to get me to the 16th or 17th fret like a traditional single cut, so this would be a goofy looking SC. I haven't done anything on the body or body appointments, so there's nothing lost if I redesign the body at this stage. I don't need this to be an ideal version of a double cut guitar. I don't feel locked in to any one idea. I'm just glad I'm worrying about a guitar and not a hurricane--we're out of the blast zone as of now and we're all prepped for a windy and wet long weekend.