The neck running through the body is the central part of the Custom serie guitars. This laminated block of wood is build up from several wood types and is routed into a shape to get essential fixed measures like the neck angle, top thickness and bridge height. Around this central block the rest of the guitar is being build.
The solid walnut top is being carved by hand. The thickness of the top should fit the bridge height and neck angle. The top fits tight around the neck and has a comfortable shape.
All parameters of the neck are adjustable: thickness, width, profile, scale length. Sometimes a customer requests an exact copy of a neck, others show me aspects of several necks to join into one.
After the top is joined with the body, cavities for pickups, bridge and electronics are cut. The wood has to be sand fine and any scratches are being taken out.
The Custom-1 is finished with a natural oil blend from Auro. The oil protects the wood and improves the contrast and natural color.