I'm trying to figure out if I have a problem on the second guitar I've built. Looks like I made a mistake when I attached the neck to the body of this hybrid (classical body, narrower neck). The frets are nice and flat from 1st-to-10th frets when I use a slotted straightedge, but the fretboard then dives down and ends up about 1/16th lower at 18th fret than at 10th. I read somewhere that a dive like I have explained isn't a bad thing...or is it? How much trouble am I in? What do I have to do?
I've tried to attach a picture. Hope it comes through.
Ron, don't panic (yet!) Take a few more pics with quarters balanced at the 10th and 18th fret so we can see somthing more specific OK Buddy?
I took pics according to my understanding of what you are asking for:
There are 19 frets on this guitar. One quarter is on the 10th, other is on 19th
I had a neighbor who has a High Resolution camera take the following pictures. Hope this helps.
Kerry K.: Where are you? I took pics as requested. Need help. Thanks.
This neck join is a spanish foot. The bridge is not installed.
Much better to fall a little than rise and I've read on this site and elsewhere that classical builders prefer 0 to slight neg angle ...if it plays well don't sweat it ! Hopefully w/the bridge/strings on, the neck remains stable.....steel or nylon?Ramirez thinned out the bass side in that area to improved bass response I believe.
Okay, Tim, Thanks
This is a nylon string guitar. The body is classical while the neck is like a steel string, narrower. My #1 guitar was 100% classical. My #2 was built with the narrower neck. This guitar doesn't have a cut-away and I don't use the frets 13-19. They are more a decoration than a functional part of the guitar.