Fitting the neck

One of the important parts of building an ukulele is the fitting of the neck. When you first introduce the body to the neck they look like this:

If you stick sandpaper to the body and rub the neck against it, it will contour the neck to perfectly fit the body.

Next, on most ukes, I cut slots in the neck and body which will hold a black locust spline. This spline adds an extra measure of neck joint security.

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Published in: on August 11, 2011 at 3:20 am  Leave a Comment  

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