- Aug 21, 2009
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- Sillycon Valley CA
Y'know, looking at those shots, if I was the owner and didn't know it was "abnormal" and I liked the sound (and feel) of the guitar, I'd probably just shrug and think "That just must be the way they're built" . That gap along the extension is pretty tight to my eye, considering it's magnified, and my own D25 always had a little hump at the 16/17th, too.Per your request:
And here are shots of the CV-1:
Ray, were your gaps more severe? Knowing you though, even if they weren't, I get why you wanted to get it "perfect". If I had the tools/space/experience, I'd probably be tempted to do it myself, too.
Ah, just remembered, the whole point of the funky neck attachment was so that the "spider braces" attached to the neckblock could transmit neckblock vibration to the top to excite resonance.
So apparently the penalty is the shimming arrangement. Now I also realize the un-bonded 'board extension must be a necessity to facilitate neck removal, right?
Wonder what effect not having the board bonded to the top has, and then combined with the effects of the spider brace system to boot?
Have always wanted to try one of those out, and then somebody reminds me about the 1-3/4 nut....