Dan Erlewine's Neck Resets

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Reset a neck without fear! Removal and resetting techniques for restoring playable string action on traditional dovetail-neck guitars.
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Reset a neck without fear! Removal and resetting techniques for restoring playable string action on traditional dovetail-neck guitars.
Save 30% OFF regular prices!
Sale ends Jan 30, 2015.

Dan Erlewine demonstrates the basics of neck removal and resetting on a "yard sale" archtop guitar.

  • Steaming a dovetail neck joint for neck removal.
  • Calculating the correct neck angle.
  • Trimming the neck joint tenon and installing shims.
  • Luthier Bryan Galloup resets a 1949 Martin 0-18.
  • Bryan resets a Gibson J-45 neck and repositions it to correct intonation problems.


2 hours.

These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide use.


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About Dan Erlewine's New Repair Videos

A brief introduction to Dan Erlewine and his new instructional repair videos.

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Great fundamentals!

By unluthier from NC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 01, 2014


Things I already knew, and more things that I didn't!

there but for fortune

By hdismal from NorthEast
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 06, 2014


- On the whole informative and confidence building.
- Constant references to,"..but that is covered in (another video) so we won't show that here" a bit tiring.
- No help at all when the neck just won't budge (but then it is a video,..how could it troubleshoot for you?) A bit more info on dovetail construction details might have helped.

Nice DVD

By Enrico Schiaffella from Roma, Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 26, 2012


I found this neck reset series very interesting. It is well done. I learned a lot.

Good for us noobs.

By Mark Pollock from Davis, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 20, 2012


This video gave me the confidence to proceed with my first neck reset, and to deal with the issues that came up with it. While it's a good video, it would be nice if there were some notes included, such as a list of the products used (especially the one for removing blush). Also, this is a burned dvd, not a pressed one, so the shelf life might be reduced. Ignoring these quibbles, the content is excellent, and I learned a lot.

Great resource!

By Dogwood Guitars from Kansas City, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I learned to reset necks from Bryan at his excellent school in Big Rapids, Michigan. (Nothing at all wrong with Dan giving Bryan's school a short plug in the video.) The video allows me to review the process and it also covers a few challenges that might arise. Well worth having.

Dan Erlewine's Neck Resets DVD

By Steven K from Columbia, Maryland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Mr.Erlewine's books and all the free info is a large help.

A good guide for acoustic Guitars

By aaron from switzerland
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 28, 2011


What about Gibson set-neck electric guitars? I missed this subject completely! I actually bought this DVD because of that. All in all this DVD is helpful - but not for me...

Great Learning tool

By Big Mike Griffin from LaVergne TN
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 29, 2010


In my opinion this is the best and easiest to understand DVD on the area of neck resets. It has helped me through about half a dozen resets, the latest as a Martin D20-12 string. Brian Galloup is a great teacher and covers all the bases to help you through it. Great product. Thanks Dan!!

Too much advertisement for a particular guitar shop

By Sylvain Chenard from Gatineau
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 12, 2010


I would use another example of neck reset scenario instead of the "advertisement" of that guitar maker school in the middle of the DVD...

Besides this, it is an excellent tutorial which demystify the holy grail of neck reset



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