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How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:05 pm
by Nayff
Hey! I just picked up this old Jaguar and the neck is great just had a problem it’s offset (ha) from the body. I put a pciture in here I have not taken the neck off yet… hoping maybe just taking it off and putting back on with fix it a little bit how would you go about this?

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Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:12 pm
by tribi9
Welcome, no need to double post the same question on two subforums.

Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:38 pm
by parry
Looks like you can loosen the neck plate screws, reposition it, retighten and you should be off to the races.

Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:20 am
by ChrisDesign
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Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:50 am
by Flurko
Nayff wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Hey! I just picked up this old Jaguar and the neck is great just had a problem it’s offset (ha) from the body. I put a pciture in here I have not taken the neck off yet… hoping maybe just taking it off and putting back on with fix it a little bit how would you go about this?

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Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:05 pm
by ChrisDesign
parry wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Looks like you can loosen the neck plate screws, reposition it, retighten and you should be off to the races.
Correct. Unscrew, align, rescrew. Don’t over tighten the screws, just a gentle hand tighten in enough.

Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:21 am
by Lost In Autumn
ChrisDesign wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:05 pm
parry wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Looks like you can loosen the neck plate screws, reposition it, retighten and you should be off to the races.
Correct. Unscrew, align, rescrew. Don’t over tighten the screws, just a gentle hand tighten in enough.
If that fails, you may have to dowel the existing holes and redrill them properly.

Re: How best can I fix this crooked neck?

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:17 am
by jorri
Lost In Autumn wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:21 am
ChrisDesign wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:05 pm
parry wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Looks like you can loosen the neck plate screws, reposition it, retighten and you should be off to the races.
Correct. Unscrew, align, rescrew. Don’t over tighten the screws, just a gentle hand tighten in enough.
If that fails, you may have to dowel the existing holes and redrill them properly.
Yeh it looks like an extreme case so probably. Worth a try, i have often aligned by a few mil, by loosening a bit and pushing to one side before retightening.