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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:20 pm 
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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


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:21 pm 
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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?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:31 am 
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Yes, pictures and more details, please. My initial reaction, though, is that it is probably fixable.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 pm 
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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


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:39 am 
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that should sand out but send it back I can get it replaced

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:47 am 
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Thanks John. I will mail it back to you this Weekend. Thanks again

Mike Haines


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:31 pm 
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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


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:30 pm 
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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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