Removing a Walden neck.

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Removing a Walden neck.

Postby Doug Polk » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:56 am

Hi all. I own a Walden D550 that requires a neck reset. I've done this before on other guitars and am not afraid of the work. However, I understand that Walden necks are bolt-on necks. Humm...I cannot see any bolt heads at the neck block, just a chunk of wood with the name Walden printed on it. is that a cover of some sort, and if so how is it removed?

Also, this neck is quite thin (1-5/8" at the nut). Does anyone make a bit wider replacement bolt-on neck that I might modify to fit?

Much thanks for any response!!
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Re: Removing a Walden neck.

Postby Freeman Keller » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Don't know about Walden but its not uncommon for manufacturers to hide the bolt heads under some sort of cover (but its usually a label). Might be put on with double sticky tape. Make some sort of tool that you can get under the edge of the cover and try to pop it off. You might also poke around with a magnet (one of those on a stem for retrieving dropped parts) to see if you can feel the bolt heads.

As far as renecking it - that is a huge task with a bazillion parameters to consider. You are not going to find any thing that fits without substantial work.
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Re: Removing a Walden neck.

Postby Bob Shanklin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:36 pm

Contact Charles Fox at , as he was a co-owner of Walden.

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