Re: Kit neck connection options
I built a Siminoff H-5 Mandola kit and used the dovetail joint. The joint was precisely machined, but the neck angle ended up being a little more than it should have been. I'm not quite sure how that happened, but I may well have built in more neck angle when I glued the rim assembly to the plates. It's not hard to put in more neck angle by moving the neck block with respect to the glue area on the top and back plates.
But the joint itself aligned well and needed minimal adjustment. I think you can get good results (or bad) with either one. I just decided to go with tradition.
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