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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Do set necks have better factory setups?

Are set neck guitars better in regards to being setup more correctly? Are the neck pockets cut closer to a correct depth? Being that a set neck cant have its pocket reworked would be a problem(shimming). Now I realize that a crap guitar is expected to have less standards of quality. But on a higher end guitar, is more detail to the neck and its relation to where it sits in height in the pocket better?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 08:10 PM
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Re: Do set necks have better factory setups?

I think what you are asking is too much of a generalization. It depends on the tolerances the guitar maker is working with and how critical the final inspection is. One thing for sure, if a set neck isn't right it's a lot harder to correct.
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Re: Do set necks have better factory setups?

That's got nothing to do with it--moonlight is closer. There have been really low-end set neck guitars. So that's like asking if an old Sears Harmony set neck LP knock-off is set up from the factory better than an Ibanez J Custom with a bolt on neck.

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