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Guitar Neck Trim

Guitar Neck Trim and Shaving

Communicate The Shape For Shaving Down My Guitar Neck

Haywire Custom guitars offers services including guitar neck trim & guitar neck shaving. This will make a fat neck slimmer and easier to manage. It will most likely clear up some hand fatigue. As well, it gives smaller hands a longer reach.

Haywire Custom Guitars Custom Neck shave before and after

                                          Haywire Custom Shop Custom: Guitar Neck Trim & shave before and after


Hi Rick,
I saw your website about your services including guitar neck trim & guitar neck shaving.
A couple questions:
How would I communicate the shape I wanted ?
Would I ship the whole guitar to your shop ?
How long would it take, approximately ?
Is the base price $135 plus return shipping ?
Thank you !


Thank you for stopping by the website and taking time to write about Guitar Neck Shaving and re-shaping .

The best way to communicate what you need is to either work with specs from your existing neck or send a neck along with the one you’d like shaved.

Ideally the neck you send should be what you’d liked duplicated on the neck to be shaved.

If you want to work from the existing neck then move the strings and take measurements with a digital caliper as we do every time a neck comes in to the shop.

From those measurements you will better be able to determine how much you want removed to make it a better playing neck for you.

Here is a typical example of what takes place when we get a neck in the shop to be shaved:

The specs as it came in were as follows:

1st fret   3rd     5th     7th      9th     12fth

.925     .947    .963   .977    .991     .101

After a guitar neck shaving here are the new specs as follows:

1st fret    3rd      5th     7th      9th     12fth

.829       .850   .890     .

In this way we can get the reduction as close as possible within a few thousandths.
There are other ways as well, such as you can say, “I’d like a 20% reduction” and we can go from there.
The more specific you can be the better the outcome. We can duplicate anything you send us as well.
The other consideration is the back profile and if you’d like it to stay the same or if you want a change.

You can look at those here:

Guitar neck shaving, thinning or reshaping. We perform guitar neck, re-profiling a guitar neck or shaping and duplicating guitar necks for you?

We do it all as a result, you feel more comfortable with your guitar.

Therefore, 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 guitar neck shaving done 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.
 “We are musicians working for musicians” 

We service: PRS, Ibanez, Jackson, Gretsch, Squier, In addition: Gibson, Taylor, Fender, Martin Guitar Repair, Guild, Seagull ,Yamaha, Ovation, Washburn, G&L, Rickenbacker, ESP, Schecter, Ovation, Epiphone, Guild, American Achtop, Foster Guitars, Tacoma, Gretsch, Jackson/Charvel, Takamine, Benedetto, Heritage, Larravee, Furch and more.

Rick Mariner
Haywire Custom Guitars Inc.
Haywire Custom Shop
2007 Lees Landing Circle
Conway, SC 29526

By | 2023-03-10T07:33:06-05:00 February 25th, 2023|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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