Neck Installation

I used a caliper to measure the neck screws inner diameter and thereby select the appropriate drill diameter, also, marking the depth with tape on the drill bit. Going to deep would cause the bit to come through the fretboard, and going too shallow could result in splitting the neck or breakking a screw when installing the neck.

There is much written about the use of tiny shims to adjust the angle of the neck on this sort of body (modern style American bodies have a micro tilt adjustment screw). I have not had to ever use any shims, and I am glad as I fear it would impair the integration of the neck and body, thus affecting the sound and sustain.

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