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Do-It-Yourself Spanish Cedar Classical Necks


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Our classical pre-carved DIY neck is produced by a well-known, high-end Spanish factory whose necks have gone on thousands of production instruments. This is not a finished neck, but rather a DIY (do-it-yourself) neck. We have done the hard stuff and you get to do the fun stuff. Purchasing a partially completed neck gives you the freedom to create your own peghead design, determine your nut width, and shape the neck and heel to your liking.

Here's what is done:

  • Peghead laminated
  • Peghead slots are routed and ramped
  • Spanish heel is roughly completed including the angled side slots
  • Tuner holes are drilled

Here's what you get to do:

  • Finish carve the neck and heel and add a heel cap
  • Create a peghead design and shape it
  • Sand and finish


LMI classical DIY necks video 
with Robert O'Brien.

Dimensions  inches mm
Width at the nut 2.54 64.6
Width at the first fret 2.3 58.4
Width at the 12th fret 2.7 68.5
Peghead thickness 0.8 20.3
Peghead length 7.75 19.7
Width at top of peghead 3 76
Peghead slot length - unramped section 4.35 110.5
Peghead slot length incl ramped section 4.6 116.8
Peghead slot width 0.65 16.5
Tuner spacing (on center, 35mm ctr to ctr) 2.75 70
Tuner holes diameter 0.43 10.8
Heel slot width 0.085 2.1
Scale length 25.59 650
Peghead angle 16 degrees 16 degrees