The neck depth is tapered to the desired thickness Either end is hand carved to the right profile - here oval 'C' from 1963 The edges are band sawed off along the neck The neck is carved to profile and sanded to finish The fingerboard is flattened prior to pressing in the frets
the headstock here is directly referencing the 1962 Strat pre-CBS shape as found on Gilmour's Strat. Drilled and cut it to shape! here the headstock here is taken to the right thickness finally the headstock and fingerboard tongue are carved and shaped. Next its the neck carve.