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Guitar Building and Tech Info!

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Just wondered if any of you guys Have! or Are! planning to build your own Custom Type Guitar (...or are already a Professional Luthier) . So I thought it would be good if we could share such skills on the Wiki Forum!
Things like setting the action/intonation and wiring mods!...ect! Only I have got a Jackson neck (24 fret) that is twisted a little and needs sorting out. I could take it to a Luthier but I'd prefer to learn myself from people that can do this kinda thing!

Please! I hope you can share your skills guys!

Pico!:)
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Have a look here harmony guitars database neck straightening techniques.
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Thanks Kimbo! i'll do that m8! :)
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This is a very late reply im afraid. If you want a perfect, and i mean really perfect setup on your guitar you should consider having it pleked.
[url=http://www.plek.com/de_DE/referenzen/service/] Here [/url]is a list of companies privding that service.
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Care is needed when tackling neck problems. If someone lacks the skill and experience, they are not in a position to diagnose a neck fault in the first place... It's possible to make a guitar neck worse rather than better quite easily. There needs to be an understanding of neck construction and truss rod action before progressing to measurement. The Plek process can be a useful(and expensive)method of leveling frets and cutting the nut, but if the guitar had an underlying problem this would be a waste of time.
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Thanks guys!...the neck needs a truss rod specialist 2 adjust my kinda issue. But its twisted in the right direction and doesn't cause any tone/tune irregularities. I can do my own truss set ups ect....but this was outta my league. I was told if the twist falls away to the high E string on R/H guitar sometimes is a good flaw...and not a worry. :)
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Lace used to make the Helix guitar with a twisted neck - it was supposed to have 'ergonomic advantages'. It was very expensive to make and didn't catch on.

Some guitars and basses have 2 truss rods and these can be set to remove a slight twist.
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