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Clamping a guitar neck really tight (without damage)

Issue 215 April 24, 2014

Working on a 1938 Gibson lap steel, Dan Erlewine needs to clamp the neck way more tightly than usual. He comes up with a special jig by modifying a Rock-n-Roller neck rest.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkHuge magnet on an old Charlie Christian pickup
  • checkmarkReally unusual 1930s control pots
  • checkmarkDrilling two holes turns a neck rest into a super-clamp
  • checkmarkClamping the top and back to the guitar sides