Neck Resets

Part 2… Martin HD-28 Neck Reset


Once the neck has been removed it is time to recut the heel to restore the neck angle.  Starting with a very sharp chisel, the correct  amount of wood is removed and the angle will be checked frequently as the work is done.  The final fit is achieved using sand paper to insure a perfect mate of the heel to the body of the guitar. Once the neck angle is correct it is time to tighten up READ MORE

Part 1…. Martin HD-28 Neck Reset


Due to a high string action and very little saddle left this 1980s Martin was in need of a neck reset.  After taking the appropriate measurements with the guitar tuned to pitch (neck relief, top rise, and angle) it’s time to start the plan of action. First the tongue (the section of the fingerboard that is over the body) needs to be loosened from the top. To do this, I like to use a heat blanket to READ MORE