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Erlewine Neck Jig

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A revolution in fret work. The precision string tension simulator that takes the guesswork out of fretwork and fingerboard leveling.

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Erlewine Neck Jig
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5252 Erlewine Neck Jig Yes

5392 Erlewine Neck Jig, ShopStand, and Angle Vise SAVE $51.25 Yes

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Invented and refined through years of fret work for demanding players, the Neck Jig has become a valuable asset in busy repair shops. It's the reason why they're performing more accurate (and more profitable) fret jobs than ever before.

Dan Erlewine developed the Neck Jig from a breakthrough idea: simulate normal string tension when the strings are removed.

Now you can perform your fretting and fingerboard leveling with no unpleasant surprises when the instrument is restrung.

No more guessing: your work is performed under playing conditions, for the most accurate fretting and fingerboard leveling possible.

The Neck Jig's dial indicators, peghead tensioner and peghead jack let you precisely simulate normal string tension, including the effect of the truss rod adjustment inside the neck. You can even tilt the Jig to simulate the effects of the guitar's playing position.

The Neck Jig holds guitar or bass bodies on height-adjustable swivel-top levelers. Heights for popular instruments are conveniently printed on the Jig platform. The Jig includes band clamps, dial indicators, jig rods, peghead tensioner, peghead jack, swivel-top levelers, body support slats, a sturdy ash beam with wooden platform, and illustrated instructions to get you started.

BONUS: Our DVD Using The Erlewine Neck Jig is included FREE! Dan demonstrates the Neck Jig in actual fretting work. 30 minutes.

Combine the Neck Jig, with the ShopStand and our Angle Vise and you'll get the ideal hands-free setup to make your work easier and more accessible. The #5392 set includes all of these tools, and you'll get a money-saving discount when they are bought together!

See the online video for the Shopstand
Dan Erlewine shows how his ShopStand replaces a workbench for guitar repair. The Neck Jig and the Angle Vise are a perfect fit.
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Erlewine Neck Jig
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3 8-14-2010
Well it's okay....

I've had one a few months now. As a platform from which to work on guitars and necks it's excellent. However the dials are such a hassle I've taken them off. Firstly raising and lowering them requires mole grips which damages the threads, secondly the dial plungers rest against the curved back of the guitar neck but have flat brass tips so if the neck, dial, dial plunger or dial mount moves even a fraction the dials readings are affected. I have watched the DVD and am not convinced that adjusting a guitar in the vertical playing position makes any meaningful difference than working on it flat. If there IS a difference (and Dan obviously thinks there is) then it certainly isn't worth the hassle (and risk) of shackle-strapping the guitar to a plank and flipping it over 90 degrees.
In hindsight I could have made one of these myself.

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