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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Question about Necks

Why do some necks have the locking nut fixed from the back ?

My MIK RG has this type of fixing but my MIJ Rg has the nut fixed from the front. I would image the neck is weakened as there is less wood when fixed from the back of the nut. Although have seen many top dollar guitars with this type of rear ut fixing.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006, 09:43 AM
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Re: Question about Necks

I only see it mounted from the top on newer guitars, so I guess they just thought of it in recent years and implemented it.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006, 10:37 AM
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Re: Question about Necks

They used to all be rear-mount, but changed to top-mount on newer guitars to avoid weakening the neck any more than necessary, and help avoid the common neck cracks around the nut bolts.
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