broken guitar neck repair

Guitar Broken Neck Repair Cost (Headstock Or Neck Damage)

Got a broken guitar neck?  Yikes!  Luckily, it is fixable but it does cost some money to do. But how much?  Depends on what is wrong with the neck and how you repair it. How much to fix a broken guitar neck? The cost of fixing a broken guitar neck depends on the severity of […]

guitar neck lifespan

How Long Do Guitar Necks Last?

Did you recently buy a new guitar and wondering how long your guitar neck (and all other parts of the guitar) will last? You may be surprised. How long do guitar necks last? A guitar neck should last the entire life of the guitar.  Generally, guitars will last for decades – 20, 30, 40 years […]

guitar neck finish

Do You Have To Finish A Guitar Neck?

If you are putting together a guitar build, you may be wondering about finishing your new guitar neck.  Assuming it came to you unfinished. Do you have to finish a guitar neck? Yes, you should always finish a guitar neck because that is what keeps it from being susceptible to warping.  The finish applied to […]

expensive guitar necks

Why Are Guitar Necks So Expensive?

Have you ever started shopping for a new guitar neck and got surprised by the price?  Ever wondered why? Why are guitar necks so expensive? The reason why guitar necks are expensive is because they are made up of many elements that need to be put together perfectly in order for it to function well.  […]

guitar neck fretboard binding

Can You Add Binding To A Guitar Neck?

Do you like the look of a guitar neck with a binding on it?  Ever wondered if you can add a binding yourself or if it can be done at all? Can you add binding to a guitar neck? Yes, you can add binding to a guitar neck but it is something I would recommend […]

Are Guitar Necks Interchangeable? (Neck Replacement Options)

Are you looking into changing your guitar neck?  Or maybe you have a neck already and wondering if it can be used on your guitar. Are guitar necks interchangeable? No, guitar necks are not interchangeable.  If you want to change the neck on your guitar, you must get one that is made for your model […]

guitar neck shrinkage

Do Guitar Necks Shrink Or Expand?

Does it feel like your guitar neck may have gotten smaller?  Maybe you are feeling the ends of your frets as you play the guitar? Do guitar necks shrink or expand? Yes, a guitar neck can shrink or expand.  This is especially true with guitars that are not well cared for.  The main cause for […]

cleaning guitar neck

Can You Use Pledge On A Guitar Neck?

Is your guitar neck dirty?  Looking for the best way to clean it and thinking about using Pledge?  Not sure if you should or not? Can you use pledge on a guitar neck? No.  Pledge or furniture polish is not made for guitar necks because of the silicone that it contains. This gets left behind […]

guitar neck tung oil finish

How Many Coats Of Tung Oil On Guitar Neck?

Are you in the process of refinishing your unfinished necks with tung oil? Not sure how many coats you need? How many coats of tung oil on guitar neck? For best results, the neck should be sanded and cleaned, then at least 3 coats of tung oil should be applied.  Allow enough time to dry […]

what is a neck thru body guitar

EXPLAINED: What Is A Neck Thru Body Guitar?

A neck-through-body guitar is a type of guitar, with the neck running through the body. The term is often used to describe an electric guitar having just such a configuration. The design is not particularly common, due to the challenges posed by its construction. Some Advantages Of Neck Thru Body Guitars Neck-through-body guitars are considered […]

how to replace a bolt on guitar neck

EXPLAINED: How To Replace A Bolt On Guitar Neck

If you’re a guitarist, or you’ve been trying to learn one, you might already know that the more popular models of guitars have what are called “bolt on” necks; this means that the body and neck are attached together with metal screws. On average these neck joints can only be replaced by a professional guitar […]

how to measure guitar neck relief

How To Measure Guitar Neck Relief – Acoustic & Electric

If you’ve ever played a guitar and noticed that the strings were further from the fretboard at some points than others, it’s because of neck relief. The intention behind neck relief setup is to create a small gap between the strings and frets in order to maintain an evenness in tension (how much tension is […]

best wood for electric guitar neck

REVEALED: Best Wood for Electric Guitar Neck

If you’re looking for the best wood for your electric guitar neck, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done some research and put together a list of amazing woods that make an excellent electric guitar neck. Some are more difficult to work with than others, but all produce a fantastic tone when used correctly. […]

how to clean a guitar fingerboard

EXPLAINED: How To Clean A Guitar Fingerboard

The fingerboard of a guitar is one of the most important parts of the instrument. The smoothness and cleanliness are not only what helps your fingers glide across, but it also contributes to how much volume the guitar will produce. The fingerboard can get dirty from oils and dirt that accumulate over time, so you’ll […]

headstock repair

EXPLAINED: How To Repair A Broken Guitar Headstock

Ugh. Ever broke a headstock off a guitar? It’s the worst. Luckily all hope is not lost. Follow these steps and you’ll be back in business in no time. Quick note – this is quite a difficult repair that I would recommend taking to an experienced luthier to do the repair. However, if you are […]

guitar neck bow

EXPLAINED: How To Check Guitar Neck Bow

A guitar’s neck bow is a significant indication of the overall quality of the instrument, and it is important for a player to know how to check their neck for this defect. Fortunately, the process isn’t difficult, but it can provide significant insight as to the health of your acoustic or electric guitar and whether […]

truss rod

EXPLAINED: How does A Truss Rod Work On A Guitar?

A truss rod is crucial to a guitar’s structural integrity and tuning stability. The rod, made of tempered steel or carbon fiber, runs the length of the guitar neck from headstock to the body and back, acting as a tension member that counteracts any bending moment applied to the neck by strings.  the process is […]

guitar headstock shapes

EXPLAINED: Types of Guitar Headstock Shapes

The headstock is the part of a guitar where the machine heads are mounted. The shape and size of headstocks can vary depending on the manufacturer, model, year of production and original era. For instance, ’50s Gibson Les Pauls have a pointed headstock where Fender Stratocasters from the same era have a more rounded design […]

guitar neck tension

EXPLAINED: How Much Tension Is On A Guitar Neck?

Are you curious about the amount of tension a guitar neck sustains when the guitar strings are tuned up?  Take a look: How much tension is on a guitar neck? The amount of tension on the guitar neck depends on the thickness of strings but it could be up to 200 pounds. A typical electric […]

guitar neck profile

3 Of The Most Common Guitar Neck Shapes (U, C or V Profiles)

Are you planning to buy your first guitar? It’s an exciting purchase if you have always wanted to learn how to play the musical instrument. Just make sure that you get something that is right for you. There is no such thing that the best guitar for everyone because each individual guitar neck shapes has […]

types of guitar necks

COMPARING: Two Main Types Of Guitar Necks (Fixed Vs Bolt On)

There are two main ways in which a guitar’s neck can be attached to the body: Fixed and bolt on. Each of them affects guitar sound and playability in its own unique way, but which types of guitar necks one should you choose? Let’s see how the two compare in this detailed guide into the […]

warped guitar neck

OH NO! Warped Guitar Neck (Symptoms, How To Tell & Fix Now!)

Have you ever suffered from a twisted guitar neck? Taking proper care of your guitar is recommended to keep it in good working condition.  Guitar player beginners should read this too. Why do guitar necks warp? Guitar necks warp for a variety of reasons and this article will cover them all. Necks are made from […]