How to fine tune / reshape existing neck?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by yanni, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. yanni

    yanni Tele-Meister

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    I bought a USACG neck which is very nice but I would like to remove some wood for the shoulders. What tools would you recommend for this ? Would you sand this away or file this aways ? W

    Thanks a lot...
     
  2. Finck

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    I'd use sandpaper, by hand... Starting with 80 and going higher...
    I think you have best control this way.
     
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    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    draw lines on the back straight relative to the edges of the neck.. that will give you a reference as you're sanding... and use a spray adhesive to attach the sand paper to a flat sanding block...and use it much like you would a wood plane ... start with 80... then an interim like 150 - 180 .... and finish sand with 240... you really don;lt need to go any higher..

    Now.. if you have not done this before... test your skills on that 69.00 Walmart special you have hiding in the closet somewhere.. FIRST . . . DO NOT "learn" on Grandaddy's '52 Tele...

    Ron Kirn
     
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  4. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I thinned a '77 LP neck with sandpaper exactly as stated above. Lower grit going to higher.
     
  5. Erwin

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    Ron,
    My grandfather has a very old and ugly tele like guitar. I think it is one of the first Chinese knockoffs as it says Broadcaster on the headstock. I think they didn't get it right the first time. The electronics are also not right as it doesn't have the neck + bridge setting. Woud that be a good one to practice on ?
     
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    The block mentioned by Ron Kirn is a must, and some spray adhesive sure facilitates the process (I don't use it, just because the stuff is very expensive where I live, but maintain the sandpaper in place is a pain in the neck).

    I like to put thick EVA between the block and the sandpaper when sanding rounded pieces. I think this helps to reach a softer contour.
     
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