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Builders + luthiers - how hard to remove/replace a set neck?


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Depends on the build of the guitar.


Much of the time you first build a steam injector out of an old and cheep expresso machine or from a double boiler with a small hose leading out of it. Then you remove the fret where the body meets the neck (12th fret on some guitars, 14th on others) in the slot drill a small hole down into the glue joint on each side of the body/neck joint. With a basketball/football air fill needle attached to the end of the steam hose, inject steam while gently wiggling the neck up and down.


Bear in mind that many guitars are made that are not meant to be taken apart, esp Spanish Folk and Flamenco guitars.

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