Concealed Through Neck Strat Style


Concealed Through Neck - Strat Style

25" Scale - 24 Frets
Low Profile Body - 1 and 3/8" thick

Body - Iroko
Neck - Brazilian Mohagany
Fingerboard - Sri Lankan Ebony
Top - Highly Flamed Honduras Mohagany
Top Purfling - Brazilizan Mohagany
Control Pocket Cover - Highly Flamed Honduras Mohagany
Pickups - Seymour Duncan '59 Humbuckers
Machine Heads - Wilkinson E-Z-LOK Tuners
Bridge - Gotoh
Double Action Truss Rod

I've always liked the concept of a through neck for an electric instrument, and all the benefits it gives as far as tone and sustain, etc.
I've never been fond of the way they look though, all those stripes!
I also like to use highly figured woods on the front, so my concept was to bury the neck inside the guitar, and cover it with a face plate.
Easier said than done...

Here's some photos.

The fingerboard was slotted and planed for an exact fit into a routed out cavity in the neck blank.

The fingerboard glued in,
neck blank ready for rough cut out.
I did the fingerboard radius and inlay after
the blank was glued into the body.

Body blank ready to accept the neck blank.

Neck blank glued in, and the body blank has
The first phase of routing for the top done.
After this, body profiling, glue on top,
carve neck, etc.
The faceplate on the front of the headstock has the
same detail as the top, i.e., routed out and a piece
of Flamed Mohagany laid in.
The back of the headstock is a veneer of the same wood.