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Old 05-27-2017, 07:36 AM
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Default Body is done ... neck and bridge on the way ...

Oh my gosh is that gorgeous!

I have to sit down before I pass out!

Here that gorgeous fretboard meets the neck.

Relieving the heel on the neck. Ryan explains, "Essentially the end of the neck is flat and the OM still has a little curve at the neck block, so mating a flat neck to a curved body is a difficult task. To help the issue, we relieve the inside of the heel of some material - usually about 1/10" deep. We leave about a 1/8" ledge along the sides of the heel shape. This allows the neck to sit flush against the body instead of rocking on a high center. This one step does not completely solve the mating dilemma, but it gets us a fair way down the road."

The saddle slot is cut into the bridge.

Life is like a box of chocolates ....