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Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Regluing a Rickenbacker fretboard
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Issue 247 July 30, 2015
Regluing a Rickenbacker fretboard
Did you know you can tap the truss rods right out of a Rickenbacker neck? Erick Coleman shows how, and he removes the fingerboard from a troubled RIC guitar neck using a household iron!
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, How to install a bolt-on neck
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Issue 245 June 18, 2015
How to install a bolt-on neck
When a local music venue burned down, this Strat was in the blaze. The neck burned like a candle, but Erick Coleman has salvaged the body. This is a good opportunity to show how to install a Fender style neck.
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Sticky guitar tuners: redrilling the peg holes
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Issue 235 January 29, 2015
Sticky guitar tuners: redrilling the peg holes
These classical tuners aren’t turning freely — they’re sticking. The holes for the tuner barrels were never drilled quite right, so Dan Erlewine re-drills them, using our Tuning Machine Drill Jig for Slotted Pegheads.
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Dan Erlewine's do-it-yourself neck shaping jig
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Issue 230 November 20, 2014
Dan Erlewine's do-it-yourself neck shaping jig
A different sort of Erlewine Neck Jig: Dan’s building guitars out of black walnut that he’s saved for forty years. For carving and shaping, he comes up with an easy-to-make jig to hold a neck at just the right working angle. It spins and tilts too!
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Building upbow into the guitar neck
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Issue 226 September 25, 2014
Building upbow into the guitar neck
If you turn the truss rod and nothing happens, the trouble could have been built into the neck at the factory. The time to avoid it is when you glue on the fingerboard. Dan Erlewine shows how to fix this problem before it happens.
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Gluing a broken peghead
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Issue 224 August 28, 2014
Gluing a broken peghead
Dan Erlewine's got a nasty broken peghead on a yard sale guitar.
He shows how to fix it, and shares his thinking on which glue to use and how he does a glue test. This is actually a double break needing two repairs at once.
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Flat-sanding a guitar fingerboard
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Issue 219 June 19, 2014
Flat-sanding a guitar fingerboard
Dan Erlewine has a quick tip for sanding anything truly flat. He demonstrates with a guitar neck and fingerboard that he's prepping for glue-up.

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