Twisted neck fix

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  1. Maumarques

    Maumarques New Member

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    Hello,

    I got an Univox Custom, 60´s japanese semihollow for cheap, but the neck shows an anti-clockwise twist. Additionally, it seems that the neck is laterally bowed (see pics).

    I´ll mount, string and let the guitar rest for a couple of weeks, and after that verify the playability.

    Can somebody tell me if this twist can be fixed without replaning.

    I read about heat application&clamp techniques, but I´m not experienced.


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  2. fumblefinger

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    You could try Freddy's headstock/tuner method shown in this vid for the warp, but without removing the fingerboard. A little damp heat over time with the correct side pulled down. Then let it stabilize for a few days before removing it from the tie down. It's worth a try.
    Straightening a Warped Neck - MyLesPaul.com

    The other bow might benefit from a similar clamping with a block in the middle.
     
  3. B. Howard

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    If you do get it straight it won't stay......the wood has decided this is how it wants to be and it is more persistent than you.
     
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    The voice of experience...
     
  5. CatonGuitars

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    I disagree. I've done dozens of full restorations and had great success several times with re-bending necks (many much worse off than this neck), and not once had a customer come back and complain about a twisted or warped neck. This is absolutely 100% doable. This repair takes time, patience and a good eye that knows what to look for, but very much repairable.
     
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