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    Default Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    Would it be possible to convert a set neck to a bolt on neck? There is an explorer guitar kit that I want but it is a set neck version and I want a bolt on. The neck is not glued on yet and I was just wondering if I could convert it to a bolt on neck. Here are some pics of the kit. Thanks

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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    I don't see why not.
    If it were me, I'd put some counter sunk grommets and use bolts, not screws.
    Like these.
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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    Putting a set-neck in requires just the same amount of attention to detail as a bolt-on does. You still need to make sure it's on straight and sits in the pocket correct. The only difference is the glue versus screws, and the wait time for allowing the glue to dry.

    Putting a set-neck together is really not that hard since the neck pocket and neck are ready to be put together. You just need to use some clamps, good Titebond wood glue, something to protect the frets from the clamp, and some patience. If you truly want a bolt-on, look at Warmoth.

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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by MojoMonster View Post
    I don't see why not.
    If it were me, I'd put some counter sunk grommets and use bolts, not screws.
    Like these.
    +1. But yeah, no reason it can't be done!

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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    I'm kinda disappointed. I thought this was going to be about an existing set-neck guitar, sawing the neck off and routing a pocket to bolt a new neck in. I love that kind of vandalism.
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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    Me too!
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    Please tell me you are going to lightly stain or clear coat that body.
    that piece of wood is awesome!

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    Love that fretboard.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Set Neck To Bolt On Conversion

    Thanks for the help. I think I am going to do what MojoMonster suggested. As for finishing the guitar im not sure what im going to do yet.

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