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




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Mark, Booth.: I think it would of looked better if the sides were stained closer or even stained black/ blue than the wood stain color. just me. Don't know if I would really trust that neck glued like that. oh well, we'll see. peace.

Adrian: That glue job was atrocious 😩😩😩

Are you 'avin a laugh? Is he 'avin a laugh?: 4:15 omg dat step in the neck. and Y U no glue it in before adding oils?

Are you 'avin a laugh? Is he 'avin a laugh?: 0:13 wtf see that thing move by itself? holy freakin crap.

Vaughn Allison: got a kit from this company and there's a noticable gap between the neck and body. to the eye it's not a big deal, just hope it doesn't bite me in the ass at the end of the build. about ready to glue.

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: 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?

Ed: 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.
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