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    Default Do you think this neck will give me issues?

    Do you think the fact that it's not completely touching the body at certain spots that it will cause any issues? Also, the FR nut doesn't line up with the screwholes in the neck.






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    Is it that the neck already had holes in it and you're forcing the screws into holes that don't match up with the holes in the body?

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    No, both the neck and the body have holes already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    No, both the neck and the body have holes already.
    Right, but are the neck holes out of line with the body holes? Or is the pocket just cut too wide?

    Who made the neck and body, by the way?

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    I think the neck pocket it just out of wack.

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    Should be alright as long as the screws are down tight. I've seen neck pockets far worse than that where the necks haven't budged for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    I think the neck pocket it just out of wack.
    Looks like that to me too. It might be OK.....just not a nice looking attachment. If the low spots give you problems like the neck sitting lower fore or aft, left or right, you can try shimming them slightly with some thin wood veneer strip that you can pickup at Home Depot or Lowes. Just cut to fit. You can also slip some in the sides of the pocket when re attaching the neck to stop it from shifting. It's a shade tree fix but should make it playable. The nut...depending on how out the screws are you might need to dowel the holes and re drill em.

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    I'm wondering if it would be easier to just get a new neck? Also, the frets are popping out along the edge of the fretboard. And look how the skunk stripe isn't smooth with the back of the neck.




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    Eddie had the same problem but with jumping around. Solve your problem with 2 1.5" wood screws under the neck plate. Align the neck with the 4 main screws in place but without the plate on then drill two holes but leave room in the center for the truss rod. Then take out all screws except for the two that are hidden put the plate back on Indrio your four bolts back in tighten down and it will probably never move again.
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    Wonder why Eddie went back to a 4 bolt system for his Wolf's and EVH branded guitars ?
    His EBMM line had 5 . I'm sure some of his earlier guitars were also rigged that way . At least one of his touring guitars was - I saw a Youtube clip about it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    I'm wondering if it would be easier to just get a new neck? Also, the frets are popping out along the edge of the fretboard. And look how the skunk stripe isn't smooth with the back of the neck.



    Wow!
    Yeah...after seeing those pics, I'd say a new neck is in order. Also..The raised skunk stripe can be an indication that it's popped up from a maladjusted, or over actuated truss rod. The skunk stripe should be absolutely flush after finish sanding, and should not have a sharp ridge like that, so it appears to me that it's popped it's glue bond. I had a Strat come into my shop years ago that had that issue. I had to steam and pull the stripe, and replace it. The only reason I did it was because the guitar was collectable, and changing the neck would have severely affected the value.
    I can't speak to the body's pocket...it looks a little rough, but the neck isn't doing you any favors. I'd start with a good neck, from Musikraft, Warmoth, etc.. and address the pocket issues once you have a reliable standard to gauge it against.
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    You really won't know if there will be any issues until you actually string up your guitar...
    Do that first and access.
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    So, I sent the neck to a luthier that I found, and this is what he said.

    "Just wanted to let you know that I received your neck today. I just had a chance to look at it and have some bad news. This neck is beyond repair from me...even if I filed the fret ends it wouldn't make a difference. The actual neck itself, and the fretboad aren't even straight. You can see how bad it is in the picture...the straight edge is on the wood, not the fret ends. The reason the skunk stripe is raised is because the truss rod is probably installed incorrectly actually forcing the "skunk stripe" upward and away from the neck...it doesn't even work. Sorry to give you the bad news man..."

 

 

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