Plan for an Erlewine style neck jig.

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  1. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

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    Haven't built it, but saved this plan a while back. You can dl it here if you like: Neck jig

    Sully
     
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    Thanks Sully, I have seen this before, but have misplaced the PDF, now I knew it was around here somewhere...

    -John
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    I built one three years ago, I've only used it once...
    It now lives in the music room.

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    Is the primary purpose to straighten the neck so you can do a accurate fret level?
     
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    aeleus Active Member

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    Just the opposite. The point of the jig is to position the neck as if it were under tension from the strings - typically with a slight relief.
     
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    ok, but I can do that with a $5 set of strings...
     
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    BWGuitars New Member

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    The idea's to replicate the string tension with the strings off and out of the way so that you can do fretwork with the neck under playing tensions for a more accurate fretjob ;)
     
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    bruce bennett Active Member

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    but you can't file your frets with the strings ON the guitar can you?

    this jig allows you to replicate that stress pretty closely.. and it allows fom the effects of gravity on your neck as well. ( see, no one plays a guitar in "bench position")

    I won't do a fret job without mine. which I built my second one in 1998 and its been used almost every day since.

    one of the best jigs ever devised.
     
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    Ok, guess I'm going to have to check this out...
    thanks
     

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