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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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JS100/600 neck pocket

I'm putting together a guitar from parts I have bought off ****. At the moment I have a JS600 body and a JS100 neck. The problem I have is that the neck sits too high, so the strings touch about fret 15-16. I assume the safest way to fix this is to rout away 1-2mm from the bottom of the neck pocket? How far is the extended bit of the fretboard past fret 22 meant to be from the bottom of the fretboard to the top of the body? At the moment it's 3mm. Heres a pic:



Also, are the holes in the body to screw on the neck meant to be threaded or not?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Re: JS100/600 neck pocket

1 mm is plenty for that gap so you could deepen the bottom of the cavity by 2 mm. Unfortunately, you risk chips around the heel joint as the paint may flake or chip while you route. Use a carbide tip router bit and go slow around the edge. Stemac.com sells router bits with a bearing collar which would work very well for this. I have used it for routing for Edge bridges(upgrading Lo-TRS junk) and for adding a middle single to a guitar that only had 2 humbuckers.
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