Good Neck Angle? No frets yet

Captain Nutslot

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That’ll work, yeah?

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Freeman Keller

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What I think I see is some sort of tune-o-matic bridge sitting on the top of a guitar and a straight edge sitting on top. I like to do that put I put the bridge on something the same thickness as the tops of the studs and they adjusters. In other words the bridge is the equivalent of its lowest adjustable position.
 

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But it seems once frets and strings are on I’ll have to raise it... giving me room to lower it. ?

Yes. I think it's down to the question of how low you want it to be. A typical low angle on an early SGs is 2.5 degrees. I can't tell of course but it seems to me that your neck angle is lower. You may end up with not a lot of space for pickups as well.
 

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But it seems once frets and strings are on I’ll have to raise it... giving me room to lower it. ?

Hi Captain,

As you wrote, there are no frets installed yet, so, I'd say you are fine with the angle. BUT taking into account, that sometimes weird things can happen during glueing the neck that can slightly change the angle, it is in my opinion not bad if one would have a little more tolerance.
But actually, when I determine the angles for my set necks, I do it the way you do, but with frets installed and give a little more clearance which basically comes out more or less to what you have done here.

Additionally, even if one ever meets the problem of being not able to set the action lower, you may file down the saddles or the bridge itself for example.

Best regards

Jonas
 




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