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Old 05-26-2017, 10:31 PM
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Default 1971 Alvarez 5014 successful neck reset!

Yay!! Got this at a thrift store for $30 (as seen in a previous thread) and I have just successfully removed and reset the neck on this guitar.
Plays well and sounds amazing. Very mellow and warm! Great guitar!

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Old 05-27-2017, 02:10 PM
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Nice rescue.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:09 AM
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This is awesome! How possible would this project have been if you didn't have access to the tooling/knowledge of the shop? I have a great little sigma I'm looking to reset the neck on in the next year or two.


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Old 05-30-2017, 06:39 AM
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What kind of neck joint does it have?
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:58 PM
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What kind of neck joint does it have?
It was glued in with three dowels holding it in.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:07 AM
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It was glued in with three dowels holding it in.
1. Assuming it was epoxied, how did you apply heat to loosen it up?

2. With the dowels stuck in fixed holes, how did you accommodate the position shift when you lowered the heel to allow the dowels to remain straight?

I'm looking at resetting what I believe is a doweled butt joint in a 70's Conn, so any details you could provide would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:12 PM
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1. Assuming it was epoxied, how did you apply heat to loosen it up?

2. With the dowels stuck in fixed holes, how did you accommodate the position shift when you lowered the heel to allow the dowels to remain straight?

I'm looking at resetting what I believe is a doweled butt joint in a 70's Conn, so any details you could provide would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
A 70s Conn may have one of the goofiest neckjoints, ever! One I did had a butt joint, dry, no glue, affixed at the bottom of the heel with one hangerbolt. There was an actual socket for the heel to fit into.

No Big Deal, you say? Well: the fingerboard extension had a dovetail that slid into a socket in the neck block! I have photos of this gig somewhere, I'll see if I can find them when I get back.
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:17 PM
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A 70s Conn may have one of the goofiest neckjoints, ever! One I did had a butt joint, dry, no glue, affixed at the bottom of the heel with one hangerbolt. There was an actual socket for the heel to fit into.

No Big Deal, you say? Well: the fingerboard extension had a dovetail that slid into a socket in the neck block! I have photos of this gig somewhere, I'll see if I can find them when I get back.
I know you've mentioned that job before, and it's concerning. I think you mentioned it was a bear to get apart. Mine has the heel bolt, for sure, but I don't yet know about dowels or that fingerboard extension dovetail.

If you've got pics, that would be fantastic. Thanks Jeff.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:05 PM
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Great conclusion to a fantastic job. Beautiful guitar!
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Looks like a good deal! I have an Alvarez 5014.
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