Shaping the neck is one of the most challenging but also most rewarding tasks in the process of making an instrument. Everything is done by hand and you’re sure to have sore wrists and fingers from using chisels, planes, rasps, files and sandpaper once you’re done.

But feeling the smooth and curved surface with all its different radiuses and shapes which some hours before was nothing but a rough chunk of wood always puts a smile on my face.

Shaping und fretting the bass neck