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    First built , JRM 1DC kit. Thanx for your help !

    Hello i'm jea pierre from france , and it's my firts kit . Ive received it yesterday and started to design my headstock . First question ; did someone ever glue a bolt on neck ?Click image for larger version. 

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    Today i ve designed the headstock !Click image for larger version. 

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    Good work!
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    oh thank!
    you i like the shape ! today was fret planimetry and fret polishing , next step filing neck pocket holes for glueing the neck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster View Post
    First question ; did someone ever glue a bolt on neck ?
    I'm sure people have, but there really isn't any point. That Fender style join is so long and solid that I cannot imagine glue making any practical difference - until there comes a time when you want to take the neck off, and then you're in trouble!
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    Someone on the forum did it many yeas ago.
    Pretty sure it was an LP or a firebird build which has a bolt on neck.

    I cannot remember how it turned out.
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    Didn't they screw and glue? But unless you are going to re-shape the neck and heel and maybe add some more wood to look like a set neck (and cover it up with a solid finish), I'd leave it as a bolt-on.

    I'm just a bit confused now as the first PBG kit picture clearly shows a set-neck guitar, whilst the rest of the pictures show a bolt-on. Strange. But at least it gives you an idea of what a set-neck version would look like. Maybe the neck joint was too thin for a set-neck to work well, as there's not a lot of thickness in the main contact area for the neck heel, and what there is isn't supported by anything at the sides for approximately 3/5 its length.

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    holes filled , neck glued ( i will drill the plate at the very end), reshape angles . Next step primer ( white cellulose primer ) then Pelham bleu nitro paint. Do you think i can first fill pores with grain filler before spraying cellulose primer ?Click image for larger version. 

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