Haywire Custom Shop: Guitar Neck Reshaping Thinning, Shaving and Re-Profiling
Shave A Guitar Neck, reshaping, thinning or shaving a guitar neck, re-profiling a guitar neck or shaping and duplicating guitar necks? We do it all. What is your preference. Most importantly, if you have a neck that you just love but it’s a bit too thick-we’ll shave it for you. $135.00 plus return shipping to your door will get your neck shaved to a thickness more comfortable for you. We’ll also replace the finish on the back while it helps preserve the wood and keep it smooth and beautiful.
What is your guitar neck reshaping preference, a thin neck or thick neck?
Remember, 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, your grip, your attack and your hands–not the wood. If you don’t feel comfortable with your guitar neck then your best playing will never happen.
In live situations “wood tones” in an electric guitar will become even less noticeable
On an electric guitar, tones are affected by everything from the pickups and amplification to pedals, pickups to speaker enclosures. Because, 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.
If your neck thickness is an impediment to your playing, we can Shave a Guitar Neck
When we do guitar neck reshaping and shaves, because they are intended for musicians who are working and need a good tool so as a result, it will feel better. A guitarist’s tool is not intended to be entered into a beauty contest. Finally, if your neck thickness is an impediment to your playing, then having a neck shave is the right decision for you. Neck shaving is to help you be more comfortable with your guitar. A finish is applied simply to prevent moisture from absorbing into the neck wood. If you are a guitar collector, guitar neck reshaping may not improve the resale value of your instrument. Remember, anything that you change on an original instrument could take value away. Collectors love all the flaws.
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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