Best way to make a Gibson Neck Pocket

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by erocypsi, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. erocypsi

    erocypsi Member

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    Hey all,
    I am in the process of making a Les Paul and want to use the standard bridge and stoptail. I learned that this means I must cut a 1 degree slant into the neck pocket. Is there an easy way to do this? How accurate does this need to be?

    Thanks!

    Eric R
     
  2. craigoslo

    craigoslo Member

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    I think it's more like 2 or 3%. You can raise the opposite side of the template with the correct degree, although I've never done it myself.
     
  3. pinefd

    pinefd Member

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    The typical neck angle (and thus, the neck mortise) is approximately 4.4 degrees. I suggest reading every thread on the topic in the MyLesPaul Luthier's Corner before going any further (lots of LP style builds going on here): http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/


    Frank
     
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    musicofanatic5 Supporting Member

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