Removing the Neck on a 7DBK!!!
This as you can probably see is my first post on the Jemsite. I`ve been hiding in the background reading topics but havent actually got to posting yet.
I`d just like to say HOLY!!!!!!! What a website! My life is now complete since stumbling across this little "Jem" of a site. :P
Anyway....I am at the minute awaiting delivery of my first proper Jem, a Jem 7DBK......needless to say its pantwettingly exciting in my house at the minute. I`ve read in a couple of places on the site about removing the acrylic backing that is on the neck by sanding it down, to improve playability.
Now only thing is i`m not exactly okay with removing and sanding the neck on my dream guitar so i`ve decided to have a go at doing a trail run on my RG450 Ltd edition thingy. It`ll be a much better job if I remove the neck, than masking off while the neck is still in place so i have a couple of queries regarding neck removal.
First off, is it just a case of unscrewing the 4 bolts at the back of the guitar at the neck joint area?
Secondly.....as the neck is made up of 2 different types of wood....ie the actual neck and the fretboard itself.....is it ok to remove the acrylic actually on the fretboard wood. (Hard to descrbe without a pic...but its the bit with the fret board markers on it and were you can see the edge of the fret wire.)
Thirdly, after sanding and finishing (thanks to the procedure on Jemsite!) is it handy enough to get the neck located back into place and secured to the body of the guitar?
And lastly...thank god I hear you say!....will i have to re-adjust the tremolo, truss rod, intonation etc when it is back in place?
Thanks to anyone who manages to read all this long winded boll0cks!, and moreso thanks to Jemsite for having one of the most informative sites on the web!