Juha Ruokangas – Short or long tenon

In this new chronicle I asked Juha Ruokangas about a hotly debated subject regarding set neck guitars: the size of the tenon, should it be long or short. What are the impact on the tone of the instruments? What's left of wood when you route a hole for the neck pickup?

Pictures from the secrete Ruokangas archive


Ruokangas necks with the tenons

Ruokangas set neck with long tenon


Until the next Luthier Chronicle, keep on playing your guitar and check-out your local luthier.,


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