This is the completed neck with the truss rod
adjustable from inside the guitar.
The mahogany alignment bars with threaded inserts are
glued in a cavity routed in the neck/ body and glued to the underside of the
fingerboard. Attachment to the body is achieved with the stainless steel inserts
in the heel. The fingerboard is attached to the top by means of the threaded
inserts in the alignment bars.
neck Kit: $35.00
includes shipping in US)
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Bolt on Neck Kit
The kit includes two mahogany alignment bars
with threaded inserts and all the fastening hardware which
includes the stainless steel threaded inserts for the heel and
Belleville spring washers to keep things in place.
Not shown are the 5-page
plans/instructions, 1 additional sheet with full size heel patterns, and a
step-by-step internet help page to
make this task easy for "one-off" builders or for those
in a production environment.
The kit does not include the truss rod or any parts for the neck or body.
If you are returning to buy more of these kits and
already have the instructions/drawings please indicate this and we will
take $4 off the the price and not send out the drawings again.
The kit does not include the truss rod or any
wooden parts for the neck or body.
Shown above with a 2-way truss rod that will be
adjustable from inside the guitar, the rod can be reversed for adjustment
at the headstock.
To see guitars using this system, go to:
After owning a instrument repair shop in northern
California for many years I started thinking about the advantages of a
mechanically fastened neck. Removing and resetting a neck is very
expensive and labor intensive. You can remove a bolt-on neck in less than
5 minutes. Many guitar tops crack near the fingerboard because the woods
cannot expand or contract independently. Applying and polishing the finish at
the neck/body joint and the top/fingerboard joint is difficult. I could go
In the mid 80's, I began experimenting with
mechanically fastened necks on my own guitars as many other builders did.
Would there be a resonance or projection loss? Would the neck stay fastened to
the body? That first prototype is still going strong. There was no
I have refined the connection many times over the years
and have come up with a straightforward, easy to fabricate system. You don't need a
lot of tools or fixtures. The neck stays aligned with the body centerline
and it won't move.