Hi all I’ve been wondering if it’s true that cutting all the strings off a guitar really does shock the neck? I had always believed this to be true until I watched a luthier remove strings. Admittedly he didn’t immediately cut them fully tensioned but he used a string winder to loosen them all and it must have taken him all of 15 seconds to do them all. I figured this would not be much different from cutting them and concluded the neck shock theory was false. I have an Ernie Ball string winder and I always zip through the strings loosening them right off very quickly then I cut them. I came across this very debate on YouTube today and so I decided to ask on here where your views were. Have I been wrong all this time?