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Old 05-21-2020, 11:10 PM
Adam 12 Adam 12 is offline
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Default Proper neck set for a Martin 00-18

Hi Everyone,

I am building a replica of my old Martin 00-18. I have built several guitars using the pinned mortis and tenon neck joint from the Cumpiano and Natelson book. They all worked great, but I am building a replica and my old guitar has a dovetail neck joint.
I have not made a dovetail neck joint before, though I have made many practice dovetails. There are a few things that I could use help with: should I cut my heel block off at a 90 degree angle to the fretboard? Is there a better angle that will make it easier to set the neck? How long should the male part of the dovetail joint be?
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.


Adam 12
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