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ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:38 pm
by Robert Freemond
Just wondering if anyone has done an ES 335 neck reset.
I didn't find much info. on how its done.

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:36 pm
by Barry Daniels
If you don't mind me asking, what is the need for the reset?

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:33 pm
by Robert Freemond
Hi Berry, Thanks for the response.
The answer to your question is, I guess, the same for most guitars the neck is pulling up as evidenced by the gap at the neck joint.
I've watched many videos on steaming a dovetail joint but this is very different & I'm not sure if the steam will penetrate all the areas necessary.

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:03 pm
by Barry Daniels
The fact that there is already a gap is in your favor. That gives a point to inject steam and also indicates that the neck joint has already been in movement and should loosen up easier than a tight joint. You may need to remove the fretboard first. That will give you access to the top of the joint where you can drill additional steam injection holes.

I found a webpage with some photos of the neck joint:
https://historicmakeovers.com/guitars/1958-es-335-restoration/

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:11 pm
by Robert Freemond
Thanks for that - It gave me some ideas. Now I'll need to get some tools in order.
I'll let you know how it goes.

PS I'm not getting any notification in my e-mail. I have to go to the Forum site to see
any responses to my questions - even though I checked the box below. Any ideas ?

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:33 am
by Barry Daniels
No idea on the email thing. I have never done it that way.

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:35 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Gordon,
Some things to check for notifications:
1. Go to your user control panel and click on "Manage Subscriptions" to see that it shows the topic under your subscription.
2. Check your e-mail spam filter and in-box routing.
3. Note that if there are multiple replies to a topic you are subscribed, to, you will only get one notification e-mail. Further e-mail notifications are blocked until you visit the subscribed topic.

If that doesn't help, send me a PM and I'll do some more digging.

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:25 pm
by Robert Freemond
Worked like a charm - all done in about an hour, & very little damage to the finish.
The best part was the bolt (see photo) I drilled & taped
part of the tenon & used the bolt to push the tenon up.

Thanks again for your help.