SG Neck repair

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Robert Smallwood
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SG Neck repair

Post by Robert Smallwood »

Hi.
I had look at an Epiphone SG which a friend recently bought.

There has been major repair to the neck (see pics) and now the alignment left right is out ie the centreline is skew and the neck angle is now slighlty negative rathet than +2deg.

The guitar is now playable after lowering the bridge studs.

If in the future the neck is to be realigned in both planes how does one detach a glued in neck. I have only ever worked on bolt-ons.

Can anyone tell from the pics what glue has been used and what's the procedure for ungluing it?

Thanks,
Rob.

ps there's a small nail on the E1st side of the neck just visible in the plan picture.
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Gordon Bellerose
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Re: SG Neck repair

Post by Gordon Bellerose »

Robert,

I'm not absolutely certain, but I believe they use epoxy in the factory.
As this one has been re-glued it is impossible to say.
The repair that has been done was really nasty, wasn't it?

Heat and steam should release it, but the finish may be damaged also.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

Mark Wybierala
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Re: SG Neck repair

Post by Mark Wybierala »

Excellent pictures. Yep steam is the way to go. Id use the strap button hole for the steam needle. Clean up the joint faces as flat and level as possible and then fabricate mahogany shims until a dry run clamping yields a properly aligned neck both with neck angle and lateral string alignment. Hide glue or tightbond (red) is what I would use along with installing the e-strings to monitor the alignment when you clamp and while the glue dries.

Robert Smallwood
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Re: SG Neck repair

Post by Robert Smallwood »

Thanks guys. I appreciate your help.

Regards,
Rob.

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