MessyTendon wrote:Nice heel...I mean, why did it take 100 years for people to realize that you can't make much use of the notes on the highest frets if there is a bunch of heel in the way.
I dig it. How do you adjust the angle of the neck?
It does make a difference but "tradition" is as "tradition" does...
The neck adjustment is essentially a take on the old Stauffer system with a couple of little tweaks I learned during my apprenticeship. The entire heel width is morticed into the body and there is a round "pivot block" that the neck fits onto (you can see the semicircular recess in the heel shot). There is a "captive bolt" in the neck that threads into an insert in the mortice that pivots the neck and another bolt in the mortice (accessed through the heel) that locks it in place so it doesn't flop around when there isn't any string tension.Lately I've been reinforcing the access holes in the heel with rosewood bushings... I'm sure it would be fine without but I'm a bit weird like that.