Hi All,

 I've had a few neck re-sets through the workshop recently (lucky me). I always take a photo of the join once it's apart in case I do one the same again. It's handy to know what angle/depth to drill the streaming holes.

Does anyone else do this?

Is it possible to have a gallery page on this forum to show them all? - might be a useful resource for us.

Just a thought


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Here's an oddball, Carl C Holzafel, X braced archtop, 14 fret neck with zero fret, and slotted peghead. Great sound though. No dovetail, beefy tenon,

I've overcome my National guitar approach avoidance conflict. Heres a modern National resophonic neck reset I did:

That was a fantastic article. Thanks so much for posting this!

You're welcome, and thanks for your kind words.

I'm doing a restoration of a basket case parlor guitar made by Louis Sutz of Cincinati  around 1920 or earlier.  Very nice stained oak back & sides with a ladder braced spruce top.

Standard looking dove tail neck joint.

I don't know if electrics are allowed but here are mine. 

A les paul and an sg

Full galleries of the repairs here:

They're in spanish but i think you can get the picture

Great, thanks for posting those Gibson pics!

Sure Nathan! the SG joint is kinda weird i think is from 68-70. But i've seen different "easier" joints on SG's. This one's  first.

I'm sure a lot of you have seen this before. Here's a shot of the dovetail on a 1911 Gibson A4 mandolin. I'm not actually removing the neck on this one, but I figured I'd snap a few photos of the dovetail location while I had the fingerboard off. The pocket on this one is just behind the 12th fret, about 9/16" back from where the binding runs under the board.
I mistyped earlier. The pocket is almost perfectly between the 10th and 11th fret here, not behind the 12th.

60's Harmony Monterey mandolin.

Drilled holes failed to locate tenon. Dental investigation inconclusive but proved absence of dowels.

Removed the neck by exposing the join with an exacto knife and painting with small amounts of water while heating the entire joint area with a heat gun:

A Mossman Flint Hills from the 70's, a Harmony Tenor from the 60's, and a Gibson Byrdland from the 60's ...



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