I prefer a thicker neck with a deep V near the handstop. I also like a large, massive heel. I think that feature
adds some substance and plunk to the tone. A small hole is noticeable in the heel; that is for an internally threaded
rod that goes through the heel and pins the dowelstick. In order to remove the pin, I can thread an L-shaped rod
into it and pull it straight out. The pin was installed after the dowel was glued into the heel, so the pin is
not glued in.