Neck Set Story

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Kbore
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Re: Neck Set Story

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And the last pic:
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Re: Neck Set Story

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Ok looks nice
I like to be 3/32 above but you should be fine.

Once strung up you want to be about 1/2 in off the top in front of the bridge the unknown is how much the top will rise. You are safe and the more you do this , the better you will get.
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Diane Kauffmds
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Re: Neck Set Story

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Looks good. You did a good job.
MaineGeezer
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Re: Neck Set Story

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Nothing wrong with that!
Don't believe everything you know.
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
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Re: Neck Set Story

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John

Is that 3/32 over the bridge with the frets installed, or not?

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Re: Neck Set Story

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After starting over five times, the neck is set, and tighter than a tick on a hound dog. I can seat that neck with only my hands ( unfinished raw wood)and it's rock solid, perfectly aligned and takes a rubber mallet to get it loose. Wondering how the finish is going to affect it and how much monkeying around will be required after Nitro finish is applied? I'm now over a year into this first build : )
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Re: Neck Set Story

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Splendid!
Don't believe everything you know.
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
When things are bad, try not to make them any worse, because it is quite likely they are bad enough already. - French Foreign Legion
Diane Kauffmds
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Re: Neck Set Story

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The finish is very thin. You won't have a problem.
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