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Feb 14, 2018 - 4:34:38 PM
26 posts since 1/19/2018

Does a neck that has been broken and glued back together sound as good as a neck that has never been broken ???

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:40:06 PM

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each fix project is an original. Just like fingerprints. I had a guitar that I owned and sold to a guy. then about three weeks later he brought it back to me in baskets and bags. It was absolutely destroyed! And yes, the neck was broken. ( It was a neck thru guitar). Long story short, after I got done gluing and fixing , It sounded better than ever!.
I couldn't believe it.
So don' t let it scare you. If the job is done right a re-glue instrument can be just as good as a new one.

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:50:25 PM

53 posts since 1/23/2017

On another luthier's forum I like to read they were having the same discussion, and somebody pointed out that in the Spanish guitar tradition a neck's made up of 3-5 pieces of wood, having a scarf-jointed peghead and stacked heel. A good flamenco guitar sounds mighty fine, and from that perspective the break in your neck is just another glue joint.

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:26:44 PM

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