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Project by FreddyS posted 08-26-2013 12:13 AM 2758 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys!
This is another small project for my guitar building hobby, a guitar neck rest for guitar setups, fret work, string changes, etc. it provides good support to the neck so you can work with the neck flat:

The building process:

Closeup:

Here, holding my recently built telecaster diy kit:

Cheers!

-- Learning one thing at a time





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PASs

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 12:43 AM

Nice,
Nothing like simple, functional, and cool looking.
Curious why cork instead of a felt lining.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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docholladay

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 02:04 AM

That is a cool idea. If you were to make one for working on a full-sized acoustic guitar, would you make it a little taller?

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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FreddyS

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 03:52 PM

Hi guys, thanks for the comments!

PASs: I had some spare cork already, and was following the original design from stwemac.com which uses cork too, I’d say they went with cork to give the guitar neck a more solid support, as this type of neck rest is used to do fret leveling work, and you really need to keep the neck flat for that.

docholladay: this one is 3.5” tall, you’ll want to go up to 5.5” to make it work nice with acoustic guitars.

-- Learning one thing at a time

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Dallas

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 04:02 PM

Cool! I see you are a Southpaw…. Me too, but I never had a chance to learn to play that way so I’ve been stuck playing righthanded for 50 years, LOL.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Rockne

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 06:21 PM

fantastic idea, and as you already know super-important for Les Pauls!

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FreddyS

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 09:24 PM

Dallas: hehee, and nobody gets near to my guitars to try to play something.
On the bad side is near impossible to get the guitars I really like, unless I spend lots of $ on custom orders, that’s why I started to build my own, still a lot to learn ;)

Furry Tude!: yes, gotta be extra careful with the Les :)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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bilbaggins

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#7 posted 08-27-2013 12:23 AM

Well done… until now I figured I didn’t need one of these… now I know I want one!!!

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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FreddyS

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#8 posted 08-27-2013 01:09 AM

“until now I figured I didn’t need one of these… now I know I want one” it happens to me too often :D

Go for it, super easy to build.

-- Learning one thing at a time

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 08-27-2013 05:52 PM

Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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FreddyS

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#10 posted 08-29-2013 06:00 PM

Thanks Mauricio ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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