Proto Neck for Archtop 2
2nd Mule neck is from Epi 6 string, cut down peg head, will pull board and go with 22 fret
This is a standard peg head, not a drop down like #1






Will pull truss to free it up from the cavity, most of these work poorly until I fit them


Just a heel from pine will do


You can see where its sectioned, the top tuners will be below the joinery.
Again, it is a prototype, others will be made right from the start.




After gluing




Picking a board


After mounting the heel, I am fairing it in with #10 CA and wood dust



That is Cyanide gas from a fast catalyzation, do not breathe it.


I use wax paper to press down the dust before I add accelerant, this doesn't stick.



Next batch


Soaked the heel with it as well, rough shaping done



White lacquer for primer, to look for highs and lows while I contour it.


I will shape it all up and drill out tuners, prep for board.
More when time permits!



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