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Old 01-07-2021, 12:59 AM
Simon Fay Simon Fay is offline
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
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I could snap a carbon fiber reinforced neck with very stiff mahogany over my knee without any problems. And I'm fairly certain I could easily break it off the headstock with just my hands but I've never tried that . Most of the string tension is pulling/compressing the neck together -- very little of the force is pushing the headstock "forward".

I strongly advise using a structural timber like Mahogany for the neck of steel string guitar. IF you are concerned about your neck, then I'd try adding some carbon fiber beams to help it out.
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