A while back I started on building a Vulcan harp but the plans I was
using were flawed-- badly flawed. So eventually I started making
changes on my own; I just about managed to get everything all sussed
out but there's a wee design question that needs to be resolved.
I have a choice between a wide neck or a somewhat scrawny neck-- each
one has their own aesthetic appeal but I worry about structural
failure as the neck must hold up under the strain of nineteen 0.070"
steel strings. If the wood is a good strong wood and the neck suitably
thick-- in this case 1-1/2" thick-- does the actual width of the neck
matter? Will a "thinner" neck hold up as well as a wider neck? Any
help here would be deeply appreciated.
- posted 12 years ago