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All our pre-carved Honduran Mahogany necks are CNC'd (computer numerically controlled router) from quartersawn wood and come with an oversized peghead which allows the builders to customize their peghead thickness and shape. The pegheads on all these necks have industry standard glued wings on the peghead. See "Carved Neck Comparison Chart", below.
If we have 2nd grade necks, they are downgraded for relatively slight imperfections. They might have a small nick on the peghead, or some slight discoloration of the wood, but typically something that will be barely noticeable.
Most necks are available with a Diamond at the peghead base. The diamond is decorative, but also adds a bit of mass at a structurally weaker section of the neck. It can be easily removed if it is not desired (See neck "Diamond" closeup).
LMI steel string carved Necks video with Robert O'Brien.
PL29 PLAN NOTE: If you are ordering a pre-carved slot-head neck to use in conjunction with the PL29 parlor guitar plan, please be aware of the following: Our PL29 plan features a guitar with 24.5" scale and the pre-carved neck that we offer is a 24.9" scale neck. As on the old Martin O-shaped guitars, many of the small sized guitars being made today (Goodall, Santa Cruz, Charles Hoffman) use a longer scale length. Doing so locates the bridge nearer the center of the soundboard, thus "sweetening" the sound. Be sure that you place the bridge (and bridge plate) according to the 24.9" scale length on your guitar and not according the placement shown on the plan!