stratamania said:I reckon it will not require much sanding to level it.
There is some finish build up at the outer facing parts of the pocket which in themselves are probably causing the level to show light through it. Obviously I can only see what I can see from the photos but it does not look very much that the wood itself is uneven.
I always clean up any finish residue from a neck pocket as a matter of course.
I ran my finger around the edge before installing the neck, warmoth has removed the paint from the edges. That sealed looking edge is the clear coat that has penetrated the wood and changed the colour, but there is nothing on the surface.
But just now after this discussion I looked at it carefully, and discovered the reason for that curve is exactly that. Seems while removing the paint from the edges of the neck pocket, warmoth has scraped unevenly and dug too deep, which resulted in those two curves on the side and front of the pocket.
I'm sure this is a rare thing, but I think this means they scrape it rather than sand it. In the future, I will probably ask them not to remove paint residue from the neck pocket and do it myself using a block.
DangerousR6 said:But adding the filler and sanding back won't change the depth of the pocket....
This is a rear routed body so I think I can take it down as far as a 720 mode safely, or is there something else that I should be aware of?