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Apr 18, 2021 - 1:17:38 PM
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Ldelin

USA

23 posts since 4/17/2021

On a separate note; before I bought the carved neck; I glued up a rock maple neck blank. It was quarter-sawn and turned for book-matched grain; and has ebony/maple/ebony veneers down the center, and also on the top, to show down the neck back and under the ivoroid bindings on both sides of the fingerboard. It was glued with waterproof, "resorcinal" glue with many clamps and much pressure. Pics attached. It has also sat on a shelf for 40 + years, and is very very stable and dry. I cut only the headstock angle back then. Any idea if this has any value today? I hate to see it go to waste. Incidentally, I'm a life-long woodworker; so I knew what I was doing when selecting the maple and veneers, and glueing it all together.

Thanks in advance,

Les Delinski


Apr 18, 2021 - 1:34:37 PM

13530 posts since 6/29/2005

Looks good to me!

Apr 18, 2021 - 2:43:32 PM
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2561 posts since 6/19/2008

Sure it's got value. Whatever a willing seller and a willing buyer can agree on.

Apr 18, 2021 - 4:53:52 PM

Ldelin

USA

23 posts since 4/17/2021

That's kinda' what I'm trying to figure out.
I'm wondering what a reasonable asking price might be.
Any ideas?

Les Delinski

Apr 18, 2021 - 5:40:05 PM

1612 posts since 7/2/2007

Well, it's kind of hard to tell what a buyer might consider reasonable. There is probably between 1 and 2 board feet of select and better hard maple with a wholesale value today of $10-20 ($5-7/BF) depending on where and how you buy it. Maybe $5 worth of veneer. Maybe a half hour to square the surfaces and glue up the blank. So add it up to see what you have into it if you made it today.

I think someone looking for a neck blank like that, that doesn't have the time or tools to do it themselves would probably be willing to pay somewhere around $40-50 for the blank at that level of completion.

It could be more if it were processed more like a neck shape, and more if it were curly maple.

Best I can do for ya.

Apr 18, 2021 - 6:36:24 PM
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Ldelin

USA

23 posts since 4/17/2021

Thanks for the input.
I appreciate it.

Les Delinski

Apr 18, 2021 - 8:47:15 PM

11686 posts since 6/2/2008
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quote:
Originally posted by RBuddy

I think someone looking for a neck blank like that, that doesn't have the time or tools to do it themselves would probably be willing to pay somewhere around $40-50 for the blank at that level of completion.


I paid upwards of $40 each for three squared blanks, one each in walnut, mahogany and curly maple from Dunlap Woodcrafts in Virginia.  I think a glued-up bookmatched blank with center stripes, fingerboard underlay and peghead angle should be worth something more.

Edited by - Old Hickory on 04/18/2021 20:48:26

Apr 19, 2021 - 4:41:33 AM
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Helix

USA

13943 posts since 8/30/2006

I once had a neckmaker, I could order parts and build the rim. I mailed him across town a finger board and truss rod.

He mailed me a paddle head neck ready for frets. $60 to $85. I was privileged. He moved away. have to do my own and not for trying to find another maker.

I used to cut two necks nestled like spoons, one A and one B.  Now I cut the pieces and make all A presentation.

 

Looks fine to me. 


 

Edited by - Helix on 04/19/2021 04:45:07

Apr 21, 2021 - 1:53:50 PM

Fathand

Canada

11736 posts since 2/7/2008

I would suggest advertising it at $50. If it doesn't sell, reduce it or build a neck with it.

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