#105038  by jmfranc
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:26 pm
I have a 4" wide board that's 45" long for a Tiger build. It's going to be a thru neck so I need it 40" long when it's done with the heat stock. My question is how thick I need the board to be to have the proper angle for the headstock. 5 inches?
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#105065  by milobender
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:10 pm
In order to cut it out of one piece, just make yourself a drawing life sized or to scale (I prefer to make it life sized), draw your body length, your scale length, where your nut is (and it's a good time to verify where your bridge goes, tailpiece and bridge height), pick your headstock angle (there is no 'right' angle, pardon the pun, different folks use different angles), and draw the head at the angle you've picked, end at the top of your headstock (you'll have to decide on the headstocks actual length too, and the thickness of the head is + or - 1/2")... that will give you the thickness you'll need. You can then modify the angle you've picked a bit, if you need to, to fit the width of the board you have. Hope that's not too confused...

Brian

#105069  by jmfranc
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:14 pm
I can do that easy enough. But I figured there's some general 13 degree rule for headstock angle. And if so then a general rule should exist for a Tiger neck. I know it's a little under 4" wide at at it's widest. So I want enough of an angle to make sure there's no buzz. So should the block be around 4" deep to majestic sure there's enough?

#105070  by milobender
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:10 pm
I would think, without drawing it out, that 4" would be plenty... and I don't know what Tiger's angle was. It won't effect string 'buzz' ; that's determined by other factors... otherwise, every fender neck would buzz, as there is practically no angle. Draw it out assuming 4" stock and see what the steepest angle is...