Well, being that you are making a silk purse from a sow's ear, and doing a great job, my suggestion is that you remove the fingerboard, plane the neck straight, and put on a new fingerboard.Well, here's a little update.
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Just after I routed the neck pocket.
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Fits like a glove.
Time to take out the drill, my screwdriver and the glue and put that bugger in there.
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I said the neck was bowed, well, turns out it's bowed sideways as well, it's boomerang. But that isn't the biggest issue.
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Measuring up the scale length means that the bridge will have to be at the very bottom end of the body, which means that my self-made string anchor had to go.
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Mind you, seeing as how unplayable that neck is, having pitch perfect intonation is not an issue here.
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Three strings, a slide and the truth.
What an encouraging comment, I hope not all of your posts are like this. Op, I love the guitar!I hope your guitar playing ability is better than your building/restoring talents. That sure is a lot of effort, not only shop time, but all the postings and pics, to go through just to have it fulfill its original purpose and I hope it's destiny, firewood.