Anyone tried a twisted neck?

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  1. adrinalino

    adrinalino Member

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    Any of you guy's have some experience with twisted necks.

    I just finished building mine and I can say it gives much more ease on the wrist. It just feels natural.

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    Here is the link for the entire building process.

    http://www.gitaarnet.nl/forum/showthread.php?145893-Building-the-Flying-Turd

    It's in Dutch But the pictures give enough info as to how to make one.

    Cheers, Adrian.
     
  2. Virtual Pariah

    Virtual Pariah Member

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    I haven't but, for awhile I think Lace sold a guitar with a 10 degree twist like that.

    Always thought it would be a good idea.

    How is the action?
     
  3. adrinalino

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    Action is low as normal. 1.75 mm at high E-string and 2.15 at low E-string. Radius 7,5". Since I am used to it, other guitars feel a bit awkward.

    I will built a normal version as well. Thinking about a twisted strat with the body twisting as well.


    Cheers,

    Adrian.
    Cheers,

    Adrian.
     
  4. adrinalino

    adrinalino Member

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    Mine twists 20 degrees by the way.

    Cheers,

    Adrian.
     
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    Looks nice, but I definitely wouldn't call the measurements you gave "low action." is it possible to get a neck like this set up with under 2mm on both treble and bass side?
     
  6. scr@tchy

    scr@tchy Member

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    Awesome guitar by the way! Just really beautiful!!
     
  7. adrinalino

    adrinalino Member

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    I like to dig into the strings and hate fretbuzz. It kills sustain and attack. I'm sure I can set it up lower but that's not my to my liking. I'm not a shredder anyway. I built guitars that suit me. I don't use knobs for instance so I leave them away. I'm just a simple bedroom player. They are not for sale.
    There is in my opinion no reason why a a twisted neck should be any different from a normal neck regarding low action.
    There is a small difference though. With a normal neck and a small radius one gets fretbuzz bending the strings. Due to the torsion the distance between the string and the next fret gets bigger while bending upwards. This allows for a much smaller radius. I think even a 5" radius is possible. Bending downwards of course makes the gap smaller but with my guitar and setup bending downwards a full tone is no problem.

    Thanks for the compliment by the way.

    Cheers,

    Adrian.
     
  8. batsbrew

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    the Lace i used to play with this type of neck, was ultra comfortable and superior playing in a lot of ways.
    it was a loaner, don't have it anymore.
     

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