Neck Tension Jig
Carey explains the custom neck tension jig he uses for building his custom Nordstrand instruments.
Making Bass Guitar Necks Parts I & II – 5-23-14
Carey gives a walk through of how he constructs bass guitar necks.
Sanding a Compound Radius – 1-13-14
Carey demonstrates how he sands a compound radius into a fingerboard on a custom made bass.
Sanding a vJ5 Body 4-19-12
Here’s how Carey sands a vJ5 body. It’s a little less than an hour of actual time condensed down to around 7 minutes. (He wishes he could do it that fast in real life!)
Rounding a Roundover on a vJ5 Nordy Body – 4-19-12
Carey shows he rounds the edges of a vJ5 body.
Fret Slotting – 2-15-11
Josh shows how the slots are cut on Nordy necks.
Cutting a Radius in the Fingerboard – 2-11-11
A video of the CNC cutting a compound radius in the fingerboard of a neck blank. We use a 1/2″ straight cutter for this and the steps are really tight so there’s not a lot of sanding to get the neck ready for frets.
Josh Bending Binding – 2-11-11
Young Josh bends binding for a neck with a heat gun before he glues it on.
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