I'm refining a 3D model of a Fender Stratocaster and I have a question about the way the neck is configured. I don't know much about electric guitars (I play classical), although, after a visit to fender.com, I'm learning fast. On the model, the top level of the neck is slightly straighter than underneath -- well, it's hard to describe succinctly, so here's a picture: enter image description here

Was the original modeler just sloppy (they were with some other parts), or is this for real?

  • Another guitar with a zero fret? great news! Yes, I'm serious. they're not common enough. – Tim Mar 3 '18 at 18:17
  • Are your green and blue lines perpendicular to the frets? – Doktor Mayhem Mar 3 '18 at 19:01
  • Yes, doctor. I did a screen grab of the model from directly overhead, then imported the image into PS to add the lines and text. – Sandra Smith Mar 3 '18 at 19:11
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    VLQ image, but it doesn't look like it @DrMayhem - i.stack.imgur.com/xrxvS.png – Tetsujin Mar 3 '18 at 20:25
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because how to build instruments (or models of instruments) is not included in the topics - this is not a a music question . – Stinkfoot Mar 3 '18 at 21:30

From that diagram, it doesn't look like there is any difference in rake - it looks simply like you have not centred the neck correctly in your image.

While string lengths will all be slightly different, for intonation, as far as a standard neck goes, treat them all as identical length. The neck just has a taper.

  • Thank you. I suspect the original model was based on an image that wasn't quite overhead. – Sandra Smith Mar 3 '18 at 21:14

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