Now that the body is done, my attention turns to the neck.
There are a lot of woods that make good guitar necks, including maple, rosewood, walnut and many others, but for acoustic guitars, mahogany seems to be the standard choice. It is strong, light weight and very stable. Weight is a concern because players don’t want their acoustic guitars to be “neck heavy,” and the stability is a concern because nobody would want to worry about their guitar’s neck distorting every time there was a change in temperature or humidity. The majority of a guitar’s tone is determined by the body, but the neck adds something, too. Read more