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Mass Produced Necks Question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by luknfur, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004
    A situation arose that made me curious about mass produced necks (asian, whatever). I assume that machinery cranks these things out to specified dimensions/cuts. Body done similarly. Some human slaps the neck in the body pocket and cranks down 4 bolts and it moves down the line and gets a rough set up on completion. The bottom line is there is no real effort involved in setting the neck. Has anybody witnessed this process and is my assumption accurate?
  2. Woodboy


    Jun 9, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    Leo Fender and Freddy Tavares can be credited with the stroke of what I believe to be genius in creating the bolt-on neck. It was designed from the outset to be easy to manufacture and easy to service. Today's CNC routers make it easy to achieve perfect results. There is no need to accurately set the neck because this is taken care of in the initial design. The execution is automatic and works every time.
  3. Skips


    Feb 19, 2003