Replacing the Neck

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Replacing the Neck

Post by bobbyboy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:49 pm

How hard is It to replace the neck on a classical guitar. Spanish neck. Not level,
back to far. Need repair man and estimated cost. I doen' believe in heating the neck and bending it. Doesn't really work.

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Re: Replacing the Neck

Post by John higgon » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:58 pm

Pretty much impossible if it is a traditional 'slipper' neck with slots that the sides fit into. A very few classical guitar have bolt-on necks, which is obviously less of a problem. I believe the usual fix here would be to glue another strip of ebony on top of the existing fretboard and plane it so as to achieve the correct action. It's unusual for the neck to end up 'too far back'. If they are going to go out of line, they tend to go in the other direction, pulled by the tension of the strings.

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Re: Replacing the Neck

Post by zavaletas » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:29 pm

If you are dealing with a Spanish neck, replacement practically entails the deconstruction of the guitar in order to slide the sides out of their slots in the neck. Disassembling and reassembling the guitar may be more work than building a guitar, so expect charges to be commensurate.

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