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Haywire Custom Shop-A Guitar Neck Shave Or New Neck?

//Haywire Custom Shop-A Guitar Neck Shave Or New Neck?

Haywire Custom Shop-A Guitar Neck Shave Or New Neck?

A Guitar Neck Shave Or New Neck?  Your Choice!


Guitar neck thickness should be chosen for what best fits your hands, not the “tone” it has.  That should be the major consideration in the choice of your new neck. The timbre of a fat neck is noticeable. However, most of the tone comes from your playing technique-not the wood.

Could you need a guitar neck shave?

On an electric guitar  tones are affected by everything from the pickups and amplification to pedals, pickups to speaker enclosures.

In a live situation “wood tones”  in an electric guitar will become even less noticeable.  Let’s say everything is equal and the guitar is perfectly in tune and intoned.  The overall sound of your guitar may be noticeably affected by a fatter/ thicker neck but generally only when you are playing without the guitar plugged in to an amp.  So…remember high gain electric guitar tone is very much dependent on a players technique and comfort with his instrument and not the thickness of a neck.

image guitar Neck shaving and neck profile building in the Haywire Custom Guitars-Custom Shop

Haywire Custom Shop-Guitar Neck Shave

Haywire Custom Shop-Guitar Neck Shaving
If you have a guitar neck that you just love but it’s a bit too thick-we’ll shave it for you. Only $135.00 plus return shipping to your door will get you a professional guitar neck shave. It will be to a thickness more comfortable for you.  We’ll also replace the finish on the back to help preserve the wood and keep it smooth and beautiful. So….do you like your neck profile or is it too fat and chunky?
Haywire Custom Shop
2007 Lees Landing Circle
Conway, SC 29526
attn: Guitar Neck Shave
One day on the bench then back to your door will get your neck shaved to a thickness more comfortable for you.

 We’ll replace the finish on the back to help preserve the wood and keep it smooth and beautiful

 Neck tone is an issue that no empirical evidence has ever put to rest. However, comfort  does affect your playing ability and technique which is what matters most in finding and maintaining your tone. Start with finding a neck that makes playing a joy and enhances your technique in a way that allows you to play your best, then: Find the best amp that suits your ear for the tone you like. However other factors to consider are pickups, effects, speaker enclosures, volume, venue, room size, string gauge, etc.

Ordering From Haywire Custom Guitars

If you would like to order this or any other custom guitar, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your guitar needs.

By | 2018-06-05T13:43:08-04:00 January 24th, 2016|Guitar Education|0 Comments

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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