DIY Les Paul Guitar Kit (Part 4: Gluing Set-In Neck)




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Joe Szabo: You probably now have flattened the tops of the frets with your foolish clap method. Did you read up on guitar building before this ? you can not just stick in the neck and hope for the best. it has to be set at the correct angle. I mean if your gona post on utube then people are gona chime in who know better. I hope you got lucky.

liljgoneman: Whats up with the enormous notch in the heel of that neck?   Routed for something?

Jeanie Daigger: Hey Fred, its DLY its DIY

Steven Espinoza: how did you shape the headstock?

tech the wreck: I was thinking of futurama every time he said clamps

Modesto Pellitteri: Compliment.Please send me mark colour and past?

John Gammuto (Blind John): Sanding off the neck to expose more wood? Stupid idea. Really astupid. If you change the contour at all, she ain't gonna fit tightly into the pocket.

William Roberts: can i glue any neck not being the one in the kit?

John Smith: Does the neck sit snugly in the gap. I guess if it was a few mm out when it's dried it'd be a new neck or a lot of scraping of dried glue.

FPChris: I would be afraid to "wing it' like that and trust the builder. I have several Chibsons and one has the neck angle to high toward the tail. Making it so the bridge has to be raised way high. The other was slightly crooked and the Low E string pops off above the neck at times around the 12-14th fret around if you bend the string.

iamarawn: Don't see this as a complaint, just some advise. use rubber between them or a better clamp to prevent damage. use clear coat not tru oil or very very thin layers. a good compressor and quality clear coat with a good spray gun will leave, if you can work with it, an epic result. the tru oil you have on it has dents in it. it's a pain to see. if you wan't tru oil, invest in a good polishing device and quality materials for it to get that mirror polish look. Instead of a damp rag, I'd use something like brake cleaner or acetone to carefully remove the glue. works a bit easier. If the manufacturer says 12 hours, wait 24 hours (really, do that).

Tufticles: Aren't you supposed to glue the neck at a certain degree depending on your bridge and pickup placement?

Pete Lucchini: Suggestion: next time use a radius sanding block of the same radius as the finger board to clamp the top of the finger board.
Using a flat clamp on a radius fretted board could cause the fret wires to pop out or flatten.

Jerry Detrik: 4:19 rosewood board is sitting above the body, Big problems from here on out.

Arturo Aldana: How much cost this DIY kit??

Joe “Natures Lawn” M: Is there a way to measure or use a flat surface to get the neck in tolerance that you know of? Almost ready to glue mine and would certainly appreciate any suggestions. And the mention that TiteBond 3 will "creep" and only use the original one? What is that all about. I have 3 and can't find anything negative about it. Thanks

Eduard van Kleef: I feel that you are taking some risk glueing in the neck without any check. The pre-drilled holes imply that there is very limited scope for fixing things through a re-positioning of the bridge later on. Both the neck position and the neck angle could be off...

how de do: glue????
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