Removing neck off Les Paul?


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GibsonROX
08-10-2005, 04:18 AM
I'll skip my story. Does anyone know how to remove the neck off a setneck/neck thru guitar? In my issue of Guitar World(w/ Tom Morello on the cover) I saw a picture of a Les Paul body with no neck. Hows it done?

thanks, gibsonrox

hendrix1194
08-10-2005, 04:27 AM
Neck thru u wont be able to unless you want to screw ur guitar up, set neck i couldnt be sure, but it was probably just a les paul body which hadnt had the neck attachted yet.

cc2003btw
08-10-2005, 04:32 AM
That magazine may have bought a poor les paul for the photoshoot to keep costs down, many low end les pauls are bolt on necked.

GibsonROX
08-10-2005, 04:55 AM
So there's no way to take the neck off?

ndat
08-10-2005, 05:01 AM
a saw...

JorisBlack
08-10-2005, 05:09 AM
isn't a set neck glued on the body?
PULL! (and pray because it probably won't work :) )

Deeg
08-10-2005, 05:20 AM
uh, it isnt one solid peice of wood, their just heavily glued of. If you want your guitar never to be one peice again (unless you find a ****-hot repairer and do it properly) you just snap the ****er off.

cc2003btw
08-10-2005, 06:40 AM
^ Which is not clever.

Glued in necks are rarely taken apart, it's probably cheaper to buy a new one if theres a problem.

mnbaseball91
08-10-2005, 09:12 AM
Heat it up and use a blade of some sort to get it off SLOWLY.

vitrolin
06-03-2008, 01:01 PM
check this out for set neck for neck through it could be the same process OR you could just saw of the neck and bolt on another

vitrolin
06-03-2008, 01:02 PM
ups i forgot
heres the link

www.dbeweb.com/guitar/

Recondite Blue
06-03-2008, 01:46 PM
id suppose you could try it the way frets are removed

remove the lacquer and the paint/stain and get down to the bare wood

heat it up.......alot
place an iron on "steam" on the guitar, with a rag between the iron and the bare wood.
then pull, little by little it should start coming off

Tackleberry
06-03-2008, 02:02 PM
Theres a steam injector for softening the glue. But its an expensive process to take the neck off a LP and expensive again to get another neck. And its gotta be put together properly or wont play right. Plus it would need to be painted again or where it was taken apart would be obvious. They werent really made to be taken apart. Thats why fender went with the bolt neck design. Most of the time with a set neck its cheaper to buy another guitar.