Bill McNamara
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Preventing a bolt on neck from bowing. And why is it bowing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 4, 2018. 2 Replies

I just build a bolt on neck guitar with the bolt on neck ,they sell here. After about a monthat after I build the thing. I have a nasty bow at the end of the neck ,that attaches to the box. Could it…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Bill McNamara's discussion Preventing a bolt on neck from bowing. And why is it bowing?
"Hi, it would help to see the neck and the type of box. I build my own boxes so just have to brace the top and/or back. What is your box made of? is it a six string neck? what is the neck made of?  The neck would normally bend in the middle of…"
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Kigar replied to Bill McNamara's discussion Preventing a bolt on neck from bowing. And why is it bowing?
"If you put a straight edge on the neck you confirm the neck itself is ok or not. If the neck is ok then either the connection allows it to bend or the box is bending. But in general, even for a bolt on uke I would reinforce the box."
Aug 4, 2018
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Preventing a bolt on neck from bowing. And why is it bowing?

I just build a bolt on neck guitar with the bolt on neck ,they sell here. After about a monthat after I build the thing. I have a nasty bow at the end of the neck ,that attaches to the box. Could it be the box? I did not reinforce the box. Do i need to do that?See More
Aug 4, 2018
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear replied to Bill McNamara's discussion What size of screw do I use for the bolt on neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Not sure what they're called where you live, Bill, but in the UK we'd call what I tend to use around a 6 or 8. Just something to lift the strings above the neck/fretboard a touch is all you need. Some guys just use a larger fret gauge for…"
Mar 7, 2018
Rick Flink replied to Bill McNamara's discussion What size of screw do I use for the bolt on neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I just recently asked the same question and here is the answer from Nick;  The bolts she is using is known as a HeadLok bolt from FastenMaster, we get them at Lowes. It's an aggressively threaded, heavy-duty flathead fastener with a star…"
Mar 2, 2018
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What size of screw do I use for the bolt on neck?

Ok,This is my second guitar and I decided to try a bolt on neck.I watched Farley's video and saw how she did it. But she does not say what size she's using, for the first screw. Does the neck I bought from here, come with a screw?My first guitar was a plain and simple one,so I wanted to try something harder. So here I am.Thanks.BillSee More
Feb 26, 2018

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