Neck Removal Jig

Neck Removal Jig

Neck Removal Jig

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Neck Removal Jig

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Fast, clean dovetail neck joint disassembly! Pushes the neck out gradually and controllably.

Removing a traditional dovetail-jointed guitar neck from the body is tricky business! The Neck Removal Jig (inspired by luthier Bryan Galloup) applies gradual, properly aligned, and controlled pressure to the neck heel. It pushes the neck out, without unnecessary shock.

Made of sturdy cork-lined plywood and aluminum, it mounts over the shoulders of the acoustic guitar; waist clamps adjust to the instrument's contours. Important: Steam should be injected into the joint to soften the old glue, before and during neck removal, through small holes drilled down through the appropriate fret slot (see our Neck Joint Steamer and hose).

The fretboard extension should be loosened with heat and our removal knife. Instructions included.


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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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5.0

one of the most important

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every guitar work house need it

5.0

Must have for the serious repairs.

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Handiest tool foe neck removal you can have along with the steam needle.

5.0

Finally have the proper tool for the job..

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I was reluctant to offer neck resets as a service I provide...It was easy peasy and I'm looking forward to doing another one.

4.0

After 5 resets, replace that plastic comb with a water jet cut aluminum piece!

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Cover the plastic clamping caul parts in leather! Replace that plastic comb with water & media water jet cut aluminum, which will cost $100, but it's worth every penny! Try to lump that job in with some other water jet cutting and get the price down some. If you can write your own cutting file for the part the price goes to $30, if you provide the metal. My unheated tool storage shop is not kind to parts like that! If you are a hobbyist, make one of these yourself. If you are charging $70-$500 an hour, buy the tool! I don't get to keep all of that $100 an hour! There is insurance, tool replacement & too repair, tool sharpening, utilities, rent, taxes, shop maintenance, shop upkeep, book keeping, trash disposal, licensing fees, travel time, education & certification, etc. I think Taylor charges a few THOUSAND DOLLARS close to $6000 to go to classes on repairing Taylor Guitars. Is your time best served making this tool? I can make a better one, but this one works.

4.0

I was going to make one but...

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This thing pays for itself in one use. I was going to make one myself, but found that I couldn't source the materials cheap enough to make it worthwhile. The only way to remove a neck

5.0

Steamy experience!

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Jig, along with steam needle made neck come off as slick as hide-glue lube. ??

5.0

Neck removal jig

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The neck jig worked exactly as described , thanks . The staff at StewMac is A+ . The support of our industry is critical for the survival of the trade. In the many years I have been dealing with the company , my order has always been correct & fast to ship. The helpful how to videos are wonderful. Blessings to StewMac staff . Lutherie is life !

5.0

Great jig

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This is really necessary when doing resets. It's well made and thought out. It's pays for itself after one reset. A+

5.0

There must be a guitar god

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Undertook a rather difficult job on a good quality Japanese classical guitar. The neck had obviously come loose at some point and an incompetant repair had been attempted. Subsequent removal of the neck had been attempted prior to coming to me. I was about to give up in fear of ireparable damage. The neck jig was applied along with carefull heating and steaming over a few days. Tension on the neck via the jig was maintained and after three days the neck simple separated very quietly and without fuss or drama. Not even a scratch on the varnish. All was cleaned up and a successful reset performed. Without the neck jig I am doubtful this work would have been possible.

5.0

Great Jig

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I loved this thing it worked great, I did go and get some nylon wing nuts for less weight and faster on/off, but overall would have been tough without it.But as always a little high on price but lets be fair high on quality also.

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