Progress Pictures of the Shamray Guitar Neck

Having covered the Shamray guitar body, it’s now time to look at some of the steps in building the guitar neck.

Here’s a good look at the wood that will make up the headstock, the fretboard and the 3 piece laminated neck:

Wood for Guitar Neck

A laminate guitar neck is more dimensionally stable than a one piece neck. With the glue joints actually stronger than the wood, this a good choice for a 12 string guitar:

Laminate Neck Glued Up

Further along, we see the “ears” added that will become the headstock:

Headstock Wood Added

Double truss rods control the neck – again, a good choice for a 12 string guitar:

Double Truss Rods for Neck

Lots of filing and sanding and the guitar neck and headstock take shape:

Guitar Neck Takes Shape

A close up of the fret sawing:

Fret sawing

Here’s a great look at the neck with its finish applied. The figuring really pops:

Guitar Neck with Finish

The guitar neck and body come together:

Guitar Neck and Body

And here’s a look at the finished guitar:

12 String Guitar

Finally, I’d like to thank Shamray Guitars for the opportunity to share the build process for their Ovation Breadwinner 12 string guitar.

One Response to “Progress Pictures of the Shamray Guitar Neck”

  1. Wow! Nice woods!