I'm always looking for something new for me to try. I had a classical guitar in for repair, the guitar had been dropped and the the top was loose from the tail block. Needed some glue, but I noticed that the top was only glued to the rim of the tail block, it had a bevel on top and the gluing surface for the top was as wide as the kerfing. The rest of the block had normal thickness.
Thinking about it this is not a bad idea, should "unlock" the top around the tail block.
The drawback is that the construction will be weaker.
Any opinions about this detail?
I, for one, have done a fair bit of repair on instruments with undercut neck or end blocks, where things have sprung loose after impact or heat stress. . .
Sobering fact. I will keep that in mind!
For the life of me, I don't know how undercut neck blocks made it to the street.
Undercut neck blocks ???
Name and shame, Frank ...