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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:32 pm 
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A conversation with the folks at Martin's Guitarmaker's Connection shop might turn up a Martin neck and fingerboard without breaking the bank. Martin's castoff parts might be just right, often they're rejected for cosmetic unsuitability or manufacturing defects meaningless to a repair.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am 
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phavriluk wrote:
A conversation with the folks at Martin's Guitarmaker's Connection shop might turn up a Martin neck and fingerboard without breaking the bank. Martin's castoff parts might be just right, often they're rejected for cosmetic unsuitability or manufacturing defects meaningless to a repair.


Yup. I did get an email from Martin that Martin tours and the Guitar Maker's connection shop were closing, hopefully they'll take phone orders.

This isn't a case of "Send it back to Martin for warranty", this is "patch this abused guitar back up for play".

Hope to have the neck off tonight to examine whether one of Martin's kit necks will suit. Got the fretboard off Sat. and the neck does have an extra "tongue" of material as I've seen described several places. I figure steam will help it let go, too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 am 
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Neck came off like it's supposed to, with steam. The extra tongue took a little attention but not bad.
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Test fit of a neck from a kit in progress looks like it'll work.

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Called Guitarmaker's Connection and got their voicemail. Really would like to use their parts on this. I'm hoping that they're still doing the mail/phone order stuff, just not walk in.


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