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Old 05-22-2020, 03:51 AM
Skarsaune Skarsaune is offline
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Originally Posted by Adam 12 View Post
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?
It needs to be a little off of 90 so your string height at the bridge location is high enough. On the dreadnoughts Iíve built & worked on, it comes out to 1 1/2 degrees, or 88.5.

On the guitars Iím most familiar with, the tenon is in the 5/8Ē range.
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