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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Am am not able to any more. What has happened? Is there a new adress for the info there?

The link I posted was a source reference for the quote I used. This is, in my opinion, one of the worst features of depending only upon the internet for information. Too often the information is on a personal site that only exists as long as the person is willing to maintain it and as long as it remains on the providers servers. In other words, There is no way for us to control the far end of the link so I quoted what I what I thought was important to the thread with a source reference. The reference link no longer works but the quote remains on these pages. 

I'm using Chrome for my browser so I don't know how this works on other browsers but  one option, for the moment, is to search in Google Cache. I just checked and the page is still there.

If you use Chrome, you should  "right click" on the link I posted and select "copy link address" from the context menu that pops up. After that, open a new Google search page and "paste" the link address into the search bar. When you hit enter you should get a listing of search results just as you would expect. In this case the first "hit" should be the page I linked to

 Instead of clicking on the link, look for a small down arrow at the end of the URL ( in blue), If you click on the small down arrow the first choice is "Cached". Click on this and the old, cached, page will come up.

 In this instance, since  you ,may want the information for later, I would suggest that you highlight and copy the text you want to keep available to yourself then paste it into a word processor application and save it as a document. This is not a violation of copyright law as long as you do not reprint it for public use or post it with out reference. I have a lot of material in a few folders that I use for reference that I got this way. It's insurance against the possibility that it will not be avail on the Internet next time I want to reference it.

BTW,  I strongly recommend that you only do this for the most important information. It's just too much work to try to do this for a whole site.  There's a very good chance that you will need to edit what you paste into your Text app to clear out links and other extraneous material. In the end, it's just too much work to try to duplicate the contents of even a small site in this manner.

In some cases it may be possible to contact the owner of the site to purchase a copy of the entire site on CD/DVD if you really want all of it.  

A day without learning is wasted. Thanks for your valuable contribution for today's learning.

I printed it all to PDF. Now I have everything from this page saved! Thanks again, Ned!

Silvertone Acoustic


A yamaha FG-412 which had 3 big shims , the tounge was stuck real tight , but the dovetail let go real easy . Thick web of poly around the heel .

Here's my contribution. This is a Tenor sized Kamaka from the mid sixties or so. I pulled the neck off on Friday and left it to dry out over the weekend. No dovetail, just a thin tenon, roughly 1/8" in thickness, and 1 3/4" tall.
Anyone have experience with resetting these neck joints?

Spline joint, very easy reset, but be careful as you cut around the spline as they are usually fragile.

Just reset a neck on a '75 LoPrinzi LR-25 acoustic dread.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the presence of mind to photograph the joint, but it's a standard dovetail.  

There had been a question about the type of joint it may have had, as the maker used a couple of types over the years. I called Donna LoPrinzi (Augie's daughter) who makes the guitars these days, and she told me to look for a rather deeply-set (way-into the neck block) 3/8" nut on the trussrod. That would indicate that a standard dovetail was employed... and she was 100% correct.  

Here's a shot of a clue that had prompted the reset in the first place. The bridge had been shaved down to obsolescence so I made a new one.... which was fortunate because the saddle had to go back about 1/8" to accommodate for correct intonation. 

What no back shot? Augie did some cool stuff. Nice work Mike.

Arrggh... sorry, no shots of the back (it wasn't terribly unusual, but nice)...  but that peghead was a pleasure to just gawk-at everyday!  

The guitar left the shop this afternoon to "go home" with the customer, who also wanted a no-hassle pickup installed so we opted for a K&K Pure-Mini... and he's thrilled!

Every time I install one, the more impressed I am with K&K.  Great natural sound, no batteries, and no preamp needed unless a player's looking for "near-onboard" control.  Plenty of output without one, tho'.

The bonus is that they're made right here in Oregon! 

I recently did a bridge re-glue on a Lo Prinzi, not a bad guitar but nowhere near the figuring of that wild looking peg head.

When I get around to figuring out the photo upload, I'll have a few things that may be of interest for this thread including a recent adventure with a Mossman.

Nice pics, thanks!


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