Haywire Custom Guitars
Haywire Custom Shop Neck Shaving Option
Guitar neck shaving, thinning or reshaping, re-profiling a guitar neck or shaping and duplicating guitar necks? 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-
Guitar Neck Shaving : What is Your Preference, A Thin Neck or Thick Neck ?
Neck thickness should be chosen for what best fits your hands, not the “tone” it has. Furthermore, 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-
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. Most of all, 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. Therefore, guitar neck shaving is a viable option for comfort.
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.
Other factors to consider are pickups, effects, speaker enclosures, etc.
When we are Shaving A Guitar Neck , it’s intended for musicians who are working and need a good tool so it will play and feel better for them. A guitarist’s tool is not intended to be entered into a beauty contest. If your neck thickness is an impediment to your playing, then guitar neck shaving 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, neck shaving may or may not improve the resale value of your instrument. Remember, anything that you do to an original instrument may not always improve value. People sometimes love all the flaws.
Shaving a Thick Neck on a Guitar
Just send a check for your guitar neck shaving ($135.00) and/or setup ($45) plus return shipping per guitar/neck back so you will get guitar neck shaving done to a thickness more comfortable for you. If you’d like a setup, then send the whole guitar and detail what you’d like done as far as shaving if you know the measurements. We’ll also replace the finish on the back to help preserve the wood and keep it smooth and beautiful. Best of all,
no waiting. We work on the neck as soon as it gets here. the turnaround time is 2 days or less from when we receive it”.
Shipping to us:
“We are musicians working for musicians” Send your neck or guitar to us here:
Rick Mariner c/o
Haywire Custom Guitars Inc.
Haywire Custom Shop
2007 Lees Landing Circle