• Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!

Dan's neck jig ruins my life...

Dave Paetow

Les Paul Forum Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2001
Messages
13,524
Because now I have to buy one! I did a refret on a korina V using the neck jig at Dave's Guitar Shop this weekend, and it works wonderfully with perfect results. Amazing tool, now I have to buy one, dammit! It's all your fault, Dan! ;)
 

Sean

Goldie's Man in London
Joined
Jul 15, 2001
Messages
2,021
Dave, you're already on expert refretter. What did Dan's funny-looking contraption add that you didn't have before? Speed?

I have to admit that I've never understood how someone can evenly refret a neck with no strings on, then string the guitar up and it's perfect, even with the added tension, but what do I know?

Hell, it only costs a $100 or something, sell your 59! :)
 

Dave Paetow

Les Paul Forum Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2001
Messages
13,524
It sets up the neck with tension in the playing position, and you can see with a straightedge the humps in the fingerboard. The V had a rising hump at the end of the fingerboard. I leveled the board, and once it was done it played dead on perfect.

It is amazing to actually see with the dial indicators how much the neck moves when the guitar is sideways in the playing position.
 

Tonefiend

Fiendish One
Joined
Jul 15, 2001
Messages
7,656
try setting up a lefty guitar sometime!
It will be in tune upside down the way I hold it, but when you hand them to the lefty, it's out of tune. :wtf :*#$% :hmm
 
Last edited:
Top