Removing neck off Les Paul?


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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.