Tag - guitar neck

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Neck Assembly Jig Preparation
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Neck Glue-up Tutorial
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Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
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Bolt-on Acoustic Neck
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Gluing the Guitar Fretboard
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Fitting The Fretboard
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Fixed Neck Reinforcement – Installation
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Fixed Neck Reinforcement
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Adjustable Truss Rod – Installation
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Adjustable Truss Rod – Neck Preparation

Neck Assembly Jig Preparation

Here is a short description of how I setup my neck assembly jig to cut scarf joints for a typical 14 fret to the body, acoustic guitar with a 25.4” scale. First place a mark about 350mm (13.75”) from the right inside of the side fence to the cut line on the front fence. This[…]

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Neck Glue-up Tutorial

The simplest and most efficient way to glue-up an acoustic guitar or classical guitar neck is to use the Georgia Luthier Supply Neck Assembly Jig. Using this jig you can cut your neck blanks to size, cut the scarf joint very accurately, and glue the headpiece and the heel blocks at the same time. A[…]

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Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint

The mortise and tenon joint used as a joint where the guitar neck joins the body of an acoustic guitar is growing in popularity. When used in conjunction with our bolt-on neck option, it give you the ultimate in flexibility and ease of working on both the guitar body and the neck. Great care must be taken in the construction of this joint and this article covers this very thoroughly.

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Bolt-on Acoustic Neck

Bolt-on Acoustic Guitar Neck: We describe the method in which you can build a removable neck for your handmade Acoustic Guitar. We offer free PDF download plans and a description of how to do it.

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Gluing the Guitar Fretboard

This article deals in detail with methods with which to glue a guitar fretboard to the guitar neck. Tools and materials are listed as well as necessary steps to take prior to beginning this operation.

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Fitting The Fretboard

Getting the fretboard perfectly registered prior to gluing is essential. This step is outlined in this article as to how to install registration pins in the guitar neck to prevent the fretboard from sliding out of position during the gluing process.

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Fixed Neck Reinforcement – Installation

If you want the greatest strength with a fixed reinforcement method in your acoustic guitar neck and don’t want the hassle of the adjustable truss rod, follow these useful steps to install a high strength to weight ratio T6 Structural Aluminum bar in your guitar neck. We give you all the details you will need to make a perfect installation and a long lasting, trouble-free guitar neck.

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Fixed Neck Reinforcement

Placement of a fixed reinforcement bar in a guitar neck can have many rewarding qualities, but in doing so you need to take certain precautions to give you the strongest possible installation to resist the constant tension that is placed on the neck by the guitar strings. We will guide you through these steps and give you the pros and cons of installing a fixed reinforcement bar in your acoustic guitar neck.

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Adjustable Truss Rod – Installation

Materials and Tools: Hod Rod Adjustable Truss Rod with 4 mm hex nut (Available from Steward MacDonald) Table Saw: -or- Router Set The Truss Rod: Although the truss rod itself has a PVC cushion to prevent rattling, we need to address rattling issues at the nut end of the truss rod. To eliminate rattling problems[…]

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Adjustable Truss Rod – Neck Preparation

Materials and Tools: Hod Rod Adjustable Truss Rod with 4 mm hex nut (Available from Steward MacDonald) Table Saw: -or- Router Purchase A Adjustable Truss Rod: I have settled in on using the Hot Rod Anchor-less Neck Adjusting System that is available from StewMac. This is a two-way adjustment rod so you can correct both up[…]

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