I have used it for 19th century necks that were veneered and it worked just great...however, veneered necks are strong to begin with. Back in the day, many were made with Poplar or spruce/pine and show remarkably little distortion considering the age of some of them. So, I cannot really say, absolutely for sure, if the Sitka was responsible for the stability or the construction technique.HNLim wrote:Would a high density Sitka Spruce be suitable for neck construction?
Maybe, if it was a very dense piece. It has excellent strength to weight ratio. If it was reinforced or veneered, no doubt that it could.HNLim wrote:Would a high density Sitka Spruce be suitable for neck construction?
Picture of a maple guitar with AFB veneer neck built by Sebastian Stenzel, posted by rojarosguitarMichael.N. wrote:I don't think I've ever seen a veneered neck on a modern Classical, they are often found on Romantic/Baroque Guitars and Lutes. The heel found on modern Classical guitars doesn't lend itself to being veneered, although there's no reason why a cone heel can't be done.
I made a couple of guitars with necks using Fir, might be a little harder than spruce but not by all that much.HNLim wrote:Would a high density Sitka Spruce be suitable for neck construction?
The fir you've used in your picture there is second growth douglas fir. It's not much heavier than spruce, I agree. I would not feel comfortable using it for a neck. Hopefully yours will remain stable - good call on using a truss rod!printer2 wrote:I made a couple of guitars with necks using Fir, might be a little harder than spruce but not by all that much.
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