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Twisted Neck?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by TangerineDog, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    my neck's slightly twisted. (bad pun intended)
    Still perfectly playable, but it does make the intonation a little hard, it seems. Still, nothing major!
    Any advice?
     

  2. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden
    How twisted? Sideways or warped?

    It could be change in humidity level season change. Get the neck off and untighten the truss rod, let the neck rest for a few days so it settles.
     

  3. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Like this?


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  4. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca

    Need more info.
     
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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    May 21, 2010
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  6. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden
    Yeah I was thinking that when I said Sideways, if that's the case it needs professional help.
     
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  7. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca

    Yeah, that's what I always associate with a 'twisted neck'.

    You need a clamping jig system and some heat to fix that. A fairly advanced guitar repair actually.
     
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  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    If it's a very slight twist the neck could be planed, but that would be a full refret job. A new neck is a much more sensible idea, possibly at less cost.
     

  9. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    I share Thrup'ny Bit's take on this one.

    You might as well put it up for grab on Craig list as another "New World" curiosity if this one sells.
     
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