My torrefied walnut neck experiment took on a few other experiments along the way. So far, the wood itself seems to be holding up OK. I carved and fretted and carved the neck and it hasn’t moved significantly – as far as stability, everything seems to be A-OK. The glue seams are almost completely invisible. If I had any complaints, I’d say that the only one I can think of is that wood seems to be a little bit brittle. I think if it took a big hit, the neck might be more prone to chipping.
I added some oversized random fret markers to the fretboard. This neck also has a nice silkscreened mermaid logo on the headstock. I plan to incorporate more of these themes and processes in future bass builds.
Here’s a few other notes about this project:
I am always available for custom neck builds. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in a custom neck made to your specifications.