Clamping a guitar neck really tight (without damage)

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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.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Huge magnet on an old Charlie Christian pickup
  • Really unusual 1930s control pots
  • Drilling two holes turns a neck rest into a super-clamp
  • Clamping the top and back to the guitar sides

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