I am thinking a 24 fret would fit my melodic attempts better--when I capo in A those notes above the high A (19thfret? ) are hard to make musical--a couple of the world class guys with ''top tensions'' brings this to my small mind--I might have a winter project--any suggestions on the neck wood and longer truss rod gets a big thank you
For wood any of the usual suspects are sure to be fine, and some of the odd ones should be good too, depending what you want. For the truss rod you can get many lengths from bitterrootguitars.com or from their eBay store.
Truss rods from Bitterroot Guitars are good quality and usually cheaper than the ones from other suppliers. I have bought most of my truss rods from them for years.
If you are going to add frets at the upper end of the fingerboard you wouldn't need the neck much longer than it already is. While a fingerboard extension would work best, adding a small amount to the neck would work. You just don't want to pull the bridge too far toward the center of the head.
By adding frets on the high end you would probably not have to add more than a half inch so an eighteen or nineteen inch truss rod would probably do the job.
actually this is a double use question--I have a solution on my melodic styling but I want to build another baritone on a 12inch rim with some extra length on the nut end --like the one i built in 2010
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