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Author:  Michael Haines [ Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Starting up my build again

I purchased a Martin OOO kit from John almost three years ago. I got it to the point where I was so close to closing the box and had to shelve the kit until now. I just unboxed everything in my new shop to take inventory and make sure nothing got lost or damaged and noticed the neck is twisted. Is this something I can save or should I get a new one. This is my first build and would rather err on the side of caution. Thanks Mike

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

Michael Haines wrote:
I purchased a Martin OOO kit from John almost three years ago. I got it to the point where I was so close to closing the box and had to shelve the kit until now. I just unboxed everything in my new shop to take inventory and make sure nothing got lost or damaged and noticed the neck is twisted. Is this something I can save or should I get a new one. This is my first build and would rather err on the side of caution. Thanks Mike


Hi mike,

Can you post some photos please?

Author:  MaineGeezer [ Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

Yes, pictures and more details, please. My initial reaction, though, is that it is probably fixable.

Author:  Michael Haines [ Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

see the attached picture I laid 2 squares across the neck one at either end the far one has blue tape on it to allow contrast. Thanks for the feed back Mike Haines

Author:  tippie53 [ Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

that should sand out but send it back I can get it replaced

Author:  Michael Haines [ Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

Thanks John. I will mail it back to you this Weekend. Thanks again

Mike Haines

Author:  MaineGeezer [ Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

Replacement is probably the best solution; you won't have to worry about it fixing it, then having it revert to its original straightness some time in the future. It probably wouldn't, but who knows.

Author:  Michael Haines [ Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

Got my new neck from John last week, new neck looks Great Thanks again John. Here are a few pics of my progress the past few weeks. I currently have the body done with the binding, not sure if i will remove it and try again there are some gaps. Mike Haines

Author:  ruby@magpage.com [ Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

My experience is that if I KNOW I made a mistake, I won't be happy until I do it over.

Ed

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Starting up my build again

I've had trouble with gaps in wooden binding. Usually you can unglue the binding pretty easily at this stage.

I've started using 3/4" twill tape, which you can buy at a fabric store. After gluing the binding, I wrap the guitar tightly with the twill, starting in the waist area. I don't do it as neatly as some people do, but it works for me. No more gaps. Here's a good video on it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yKBr4a7qK0

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