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#1 -TJ-

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:45 AM

If so, I have a question...

 

I recently finished my first "frankenstrat" project, and everything came out fine... except the neck. The next day, I went to play it, but as soon as I saw it, I know that wasn't happening. I don't know if the neck has an issue (it appeared ok looking down and up it, but about half way down the fretboard, you can clearly see a shift with the strings. The low E looks as though it's closer to where A should be, and the high e is very close to being on the edge of the fretboard.

 

My first thought was to check the pocket to make sure there were no bumps, or debris I hadn't noticed. After taking the neck off, I lightly sanded the pocket to be safe, cleaned it thoroughly, and put it back together. That didn't do anything. It can be played, and holds a tune, but any bending or vibrato done on the high e is a gamble. I was hoping to fix this myself, since this is my first guitar project with total refinishing, but I'm really out of my element on this part! 

 

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#2 -TJ-

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:48 AM

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Edited by -TJ-, 08 November 2015 - 09:51 AM.


#3 -TJ-

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:30 AM

Fixed.



#4 distill my beating heart

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:59 AM

Nice fingerboard/neck candy.


If we make it, we can sit back and relax...

#5 -TJ-

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:28 PM

Thanks. I'm really happy with it, especially for a first attempt. I'm definitely doing more of these!



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:36 PM

Definitely a learning experience, but well worth it. Frankenstrat project: The PennyKaster




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