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Neckset amount on a 1973 Ibanez Concord Acoustic
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Hey guys!I have heard that on some Gibson Jumbos and other guitars like Ibanez Concords that the neck is usually overset in order to have a good breakover angle at the saddle/bridge pins. I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Burton Dec 21, 2020.

1974 Ibanez Concord with a back-bowed neck!
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So I have this guitar on my bench that has a lot of back bow even with the truss rod completely loose, and no strings on it. Apparently it was left in a shed for many years in some humid conditions.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Häggström Oct 4, 2020.

1978 Fender Stratocaster with backbowed neck issues!
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So I have this 1978 Fender Stratocaster that I am refretting. It has a maple neck. The damn micro tilt after years of use, has kinked the upper fretboard up (a rising tongue condition). There was a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Vance Sep 11, 2019.


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At 8:22pm on January 17, 2016, Frank Ford said…

Mike  -

Thanks again for the good words!   Well, I had thought of the interchangeable heads, and others have asked about them, but I really like to focus on the sort of "nut driver" style tool rather than to let it morph into being something more like a socket set or Swiss Army knife that tries to do too many different things.      That, and I'm pretty much at my limit actually making them all from raw materials in my alleged "spare time."


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