How do you know if your neck needs reset?

How do you know if your neck needs reset?

Place a straight edge from the fretboard to the bridge — if it falls below the top of the bridge, you may need a neck reset. Also, measure the string height near the bridge. If it’s below 1/2″, you may need a neck reset.

What is a neck reset?

What happens in a neck reset? During a neck reset, the neck is removed and the angle at which it joins the body is modified to tilt it back a little. This means it follows the plane of the strings more closely. Poor Guitar 1 could use a neck reset.

How much does a neck reset cost?

Generally speaking, a neck reset on an acoustic guitar can cost between $250-700.

How much does a Martin neck reset cost?

A reset for a bound neck would be about $400. That would include a new bone saddle and set up. A standard neck would be $350 and that also includes the new bone nut and set up.

How often should you reset your neck?

For a ladder-braced guitar, about every six months. For a ladder-braced guitar, about every six months. Assuming the neck wasn’t underset to begin with and we’re discussing neck resets due to age, they won’t continue as the guitar ages.

How do you reset your neck muscles?

Glide your head backward like it’s on a rail. Place your hands at your chin. Tilt your head back using the muscles in the back of your neck. Very gently assist with your hands at the end of your natural range of motion.

How long does a neck reset take?

The work when done with attention to detail should take an hour, but often the shop will say a few days. It is like taking your car in to be repaired, even though the repair may only call for four hours of work you may have to leave it for longer.

Does Martin warranty cover neck reset?

We have received a written statement from Martin that neck resets are not covered under the factory warranty, unless the neck is separating from the body, and photo proof would be required.

What is neck angle?

Basically, the neck angle works in conjunction with the bridge height adjustment to hold the strings the proper distance from the fretboard. Too little of a neck angle, and the bridge may not be able to be adjusted low enough to bring the strings down to a comfortable action.

About the Author

You may also like these