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If started my second gypsy jazz build, based on the plan of F. Charle.
Does anybody know why there's a hole in the neckblock.
As far as i know there's no trussrod. Or am i missing something?
As you can see on this pic.
No clue unless it was for a truss rod nut. Or maybe they used it to fixture the body during the build???
Selmers didn't have trussrods, they had 'duralinium' reinforcement bars in the neck, so it's definitely nothing to do with a trussrod. I'm sure I've seen similar openings in some modern makers builds, maybe they'll chip in on this discussion.
I wonder if the Charles Selmer book might shed some light on this, I'll look later.
I don't have the book so i'm curious. There are some acoustic guitars who have the trussrod nut in the neckblock but not the selmers. Like you said.
And yes, perhaps a construction issue..
Thanks for the comments, i keep searching....:-)
According to the book it was for a threaded rod which was used to hold the body together when it was being glued together.
Ah, ok. Thanks very much!?️