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How to shim a guitar neck so the strings don't hit the frets


Issue 323 January 24, 2019



Sometimes a guitar's neck angle is just not right, and the strings don't clear the frets the way they should. Erick Coleman shows the right way to shim a neck to correct the angle.
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Erick’s fixing an interesting archtop made by Sano in Italy.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkThe difference between Gibson and Fender neck angles
  • checkmarkPeople stuff all sorts of stuff into their neck pocket!
  • checkmarkThe downside to sticking a guitar pick in there
  • checkmarkTapered wood shims developed by Dan Erlewine

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