Jay Scott Guitar

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Level And Crown On The Black Esquire Neck

This neck, which I want to use on the black alder Esquire, is a Fender “California Series” maple board neck with a small peg head. It has some peeling poly here and there, but plenty of fret left, and generally looks good.

I described some of the work I’ve done to get this neck ready earlier (see my May 5, 2015 post below) but thought you might enjoy seeing a few gory details!

It needed a serious level and crown to be made truly playable, and you can see that, for a job like this, there was pretty major metal removal on the high frets. After a careful crowning and polishing (love my Stew-Mac diamond file), it reads nice and level everywhere, and should play well when it’s installed. This guitar is coming together!