Junk guitar neck reset
This is my mom's old guitar, nearly 50 years old. It spent most of its lifetime in the attic, and mom considered it junk at this point. I had a look at it. The finish isn't in the greatest of shape, the tuners were a little seized, and the neck, over the years, had bent forward slightly, making the action quite high.
Normally, one lowers the action on a guitar by lowering the bridge, but this guitar needed more adjustment than the bridge would allow.
A neck reset normally involves carefully heating the neck joint to soften the glue and then slowly prying it off. I didn't have the equipment or patience for that, so I sawed off the connection between the body and the heel block.
I started with a dozuki saw (which has a very thin kerf) but had to switch to a flush trim saw to finish it off. I sawed through all of the neck, and just slightly into the fret board. Lucky there wasn't a metal truss rod.
After that, I re-tensioned the old strings, and it held just fine.
This guitar is now much more playable than it was before. But not by me... I still don't know how to play a guitar!
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