Re: new project: Surf Green, maple neck Iby
Thanks for the complements.
I was really surprised by how great this old Japanese-made Roadstar II neck is. There weren't a lot of Ibanez strat style maple board necks available in recent years, so you have to go back aways to find nice ones. The headstock was one of those with "The Ultimate Expression of Craftsmanship" in the logo. It really was huge -- presumably an attempt to emulate the big 70s style Fender headstocks. Cutting it down was tricky -- I used a combination of saber saw (leaving lots of wood for sanding) and small router bits, followed by quite a bit of sanding. No pics of that process, but it took a few hours.