I have to do it. Sorry
Hard to say, but if I were to guess I would say either the neck or fretboard was not left long enough to season before the build, and shrinkage...
I get that. So don't cut the shield, just bend it way from the wall far enough to get the support piece in there. It's quite flexible.
Dowels - I am very much in favour of using a dowel to make a tidy job, but ONLY where it will be supported all the way round. In this case it will...
The extra piece of wood will stabilise it, and if you let the glue spread into the fibres, they will be stabilised too.
as it isn't cosmetically important, you could glue anther piece of wood alongside to thicken the wall at that point. You wouls need to cut away...
And here's mine
Not quite standard. It has a Strat style belly carve, a tone cap selector switch and a zero fret.
I know I'm a member of that 70+ group, but as long as I can sail, ski, climb, ride and play my guitar I really don't care. When the grim reaper...
No they don't. You'll need much more abuse than that to put a Tele out of tune.
Just don't do it. A guitar isn't cheap and a good one represents an investment in much more than money, so look after it. There are plenty of ways...
Someone posted a video of a guitar shop owner doing exactly that. A bunch of us agreed that we would never buy a guitar from him.
We've seen a few on here. Not completely snapped off, but with stress fractures that would leave them weak and unable to hold tune properly.
Depends on the guitar. A junior is pretty much bullet proof. Any model routed for a neck pickup is considerably compromised in comparison. Neck...
Would Scotty really let the ape touch his guitar?
At least he knows his chord shapes.
It isn't hard. Just go slowly and follow my piece of advice above. Pre-bending the new frets is far harder than the sanding.
It's fine on Chrome
That is a first class looking fret job. And being stainless steel, probably the last one that guitar will need.
Here's London's latest. The "weekend" effect is pretty obvious.
Heat should soften it. But don't use a fierce heat that chars the wood. Moderate heat will do, but it needs to be there for a long time to...
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