Neck Joint Steamer

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Neck Joint Steamer Needle, hose and clamp

Needle, hose and clamp

Item # 4059
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Neck Joint Steamer Needle and hose adapter

Needle and hose adapter

Item # 4056
In stock, ready to ship!


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Neck Joint Steamer

About This Item

Injecting steam into a dovetail neck joint, through a small hole drilled in a fret slot, helps loosen the glue for neck removal.

Our hose assembly has an extra-long 3-1/2" x 5/64" injector needle, insulating rubber handle, 1/4" hose rated for heat and pressure, and hose clamp for attachment to a pressure cooker or other steam source (such as a espresso/cappuccino maker).

Use with our Neck Removal Jig for faster, cleaner dovetail neck joint disassembly.

This product is made exclusively for Stewart-MacDonald by

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Trade Secrets!

The damage caused by storing a guitar in a hot car or attic

Erick Coleman fixes a slipped neck joint on a beautiful Gibson ES-125, showing what can happen to glue joints that get too hot.


Product Instructions

Guitar Neck Removal

The Neck Removal Jig applies gradual, controlled pressure for safely steaming the neck out of a dovetail joint.

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joint steamer bliss

(Customer's Reviews)

the tool worked perfectly on the four guitars that i've had waiting to be fixed for years.


Great repair tool

(Customer's Reviews)

I removed a set neck in about an hour with this tool. It was a bit of a trick attaching it to a old wallpaper steamer but I now have a repair tool that will be very useful in the future.


It Works!

(Customer's Reviews)

I successfully took a fret board and neck off today. I'm experimenting on an inexpensive 12 string before I make changes to a Martin w/a cracked top (I want to replace top and binding). The key to steaming is understanding how the neck is joined to guitar: otherwise you may not be steaming a joint. Drilling down through fret joint at body and the frets nearest the sound hole and injecting steam, I noticed the guitar filling with water from steamer, and the spruce top under fret board was getting soft. Turns out guitar neck is simply butt jointed to body with 7 wooden pins in different places to make fast, cheap connection. An expensive guitar will use mortise and tenon, and you need to know the measurements of where all those joins are. I changed tactics and drilled 3 holes under fret board where nut was. I slowly pried the fret board off from that direction with very thin spatula type blade. I actually got fret board off in one piece. Then I could see how neck was attached with wooden pins on top, assumed heel of neck was same and was right. It took several hours to melt glue with steam. This requires patience, but it works! And the customer service department has been awesome in helping me with this project. I'm customizing and Epiphone LPJ with Stewmac accessories and having great success. Thanks guys!

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