No bolt no glue neck mount!

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  1. LeeVegas

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    That's master craftsman-quality work!
     
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    Very impressive !!!
     
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    How do ya get it apart again?
     
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    ^^^ I was wondering the same thing. It reminded me of a lot of Japanese craftsmanship, very admirable, but clever for the sake of it.
     
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    Wow. That's brilliant. I don't know how road worthy it would be without a truss rod, but just wow on the craftsmanship.
     
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    It's based on Japanese craftsmanship. thus the name 'katana,' Japanese for sword. It seems as though you could tap that block out upon loosening the strings, but I'm not sure.

    I've only ever aspired to a build and have followed many a great thread here, but am curious what experienced craftfolk have to say about this.
     
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    The original Colt black powder open topped pistols use a wedge to hold the barrel to the frame.

    When the smokeless powder more powerful cartridge came out, they found that the increased pressure from the more powerful smokeless powder was too much for the single anchor point, so the 1873 single action Army revolver had a top strap.

    And to get that wooden wedge out, you'd need to push it from the other side. Didn't see a hole on the other side, but you could probably drill a hole and use a rod to pound the wedge back out.
     
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    Seriously cool!
     
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    Although very clever, it seems to be a solution looking for a problem, a bit pointless really YMMV
     
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    That's pretty cool. I'd hate to be the guy that has to put a bolt into that tapered pin in order to yank it out.
     
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    Clever!
    I do see what looks like glue joints in the body structure to enable the neck insert cavities, including the little strap of wood on the outer clip.
     
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    In the video it seemed to me he really had to pound that wedge to get it home. That's got to induce a lot of stress on other components, and some glues will creep under such sustained stress. As others have observed, impressive skill and praise worthy innovation, but at bottom, what does it contribute in terms of tone, durability, function, appearance, etc? My first response was the same as Chordophonic, a solution in search of a problem.
     
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    I've built furniture with parts that dovetail in place with a hammer and get taken apart with a hammer.
    Here it might be that the final wedge gets damaged during removal and a new one gets made, it's a small simple part, but if it's too tight I could also see it cracking something else when driven in if not sized perfectly.
    My main concern would be the tropical neck wood not reacting to humidity changes the same as the non-tropical body wood, the way an ebony board shrinks to a smaller dimension than a maple neck, and sometimes cracks at the end to relieve stress.
    In this case I guess the padauk neck might shrink and get a little loose if the guitar was not kept properly humidified, but OTOH you'd run into problems with ebony boards or acoustic guitars in dry climates as well, and presumably a high end guitar would demand better care, and not be the best choice for players touring in a van.
    Sure looks pretty, and who really needs a neck pickup anyhow?
     
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    It's cool. But what if you wanted to add a neck shim to add a slight angle to the neck...?

    Gotta admire the precision craftsmanship though. Wish I were that good.
     
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    Good work, but definitely over complicating the design. Something like a dovetail with a pin would suffice.
     
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    magnificent! I would wonder how it would react to changes in humidity, but awesome work. I wonder how it plays?
     
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    Excellent craftsmanship... but a LOT of work, and for what ??
     
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    Yes , that is some impressive craftsmanship .
     
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