Thread: Neck Joints
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:51 AM
LouieAtienza LouieAtienza is offline
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Originally Posted by LeightonBankes View Post
people were doing bolt-on necks long before Taylor started making them on cnc machines. The NT neck is sweet, but I wouldn't call it a real innovation (the interchangeable shims are nice though)
The main thing with the Taylor NT joint is that there is a contiguous piece of wood that continues through the fretboard extension, which helps prevent the "rising tongue" that can occur at that area. The innovation is that the fretboard AND heel are pocketed into the body, which allows the use of shims without it being noticeable as such. I thought it was a 5-axis CNC, but it's actually a 3-axis CNC with an aggregate 90 degree head that mills the heel pocket.
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