Replacing an acoustic neck

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simso
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Replacing an acoustic neck

Post by simso » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:40 pm

I get asked regularly why do we repair necks rather than just replace them, example a broken headstock, why spline it rather than replace it.

I think a lot of people know how to replace an acoustic neck and certainly here know how to build one, but really overlook the little stuff that can make a neck replacement, a big job rather than say a splined headstock.

This is a guitar repair I finished a week ago, I decided to document all stages of swapping a neck out.

Whilst I have been doing end of month tutes, this one is big enough to justify its own post

Steve

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Replace_Aco ... _Neck.html

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Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm

Great tute thanks Steve :)
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Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

Post by Pat.Hawkins » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:33 am

Hi Steve,
a great tute!
Are you saying a poor neck angle can be "flossed" into the correct position?
I'm about to put a figured blackwood neck in the fire bucket as I've been trying to rescue the neck angle with chisels.

I have the StewMac dovetail templates but feel I've never mastered (or fully understood) the joint.

I'm probably going to replace the set with a bolt-on tenon system.

Besides the "floss" question, any recommendations on persisting with the dovetail or which bolt-on system to get?

Cheers - Pat

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Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

Post by simso » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 am

I just realised I have not done a tute on setting neck angle.

Definetly now on the to do list.

Yes, incorrect neck angle is rectified by flossing the heel area and or shimming the socket walls

Maybe others can also come along and talk about how they do it on a build, get a little life back in the forum.

Steve
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Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:49 am

The couple of times I've done dovetails, I have watched and rewatched the Bluescreek youtubes in preparation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3YJh9OT4mw
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