#1
Whats the deal with bolt on necks?
After a while do they really just snap or break off? whats the go there?
#2
No, they don't. They're just as difficult/easy/whatever to break as every other neck. However, the advantage of a bolt on is that if the neck breaks, you can replace it very easily
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Last edited by pigeonmafia at Sep 25, 2009,
#3
Quote by pigeonmafia
No, they don't


+1
Actually no neck really ever just snaps off.

All my guitars are bolt on [apart from LP Jr], and the neck is incredibly sturdy. The chances of them breaking are incredibly low. *touch wood*
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#4
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+1
Actually no neck really ever just snaps off.


Didn't some of the 1st SG set necks come off very easily?
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#5
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Didn't some of the 1st SG set necks come off very easily?


I don't know...

All I know is that any modern production guitar is generally solid and won't break. Headstocks on Gibsons may, but the rest of the neck won't...
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#6
TS, where did you get the idea that bolt ons just snap off?
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#8
uh no its just an advantage that if they DO break and/or you want to change necks (why i dont know..) you can. Considering even basic necks are make of solid mahorgany or maple, its not easy to break them.
#9
No, Pete Townshend has just as much trouble breaking Fenders as he does Gibsons.
#10
Quote by ShredHead396
Whats the deal with bolt on necks?
After a while do they really just snap or break off? whats the go there?



Just curious......where in the hell did you hear this? I'm guessing someone at Guitar Center told you that
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#11
The deal with early SGs was that the neck/body join was not very substantial due to the extreme access the SG has and the proximity of a big routing for the neck pickup. Consequently a few did break around that join but it was an era when certain guitarists thew them around for the fun of it, Townshend probably did it accidentally one time and after that he used the cheapest POS he could get for the finalé. No doubt he replaced the regular screws with just one that was a bit short. After all, when its part of the act you have to know it will work. Saw him do it at the Marquee and at The Oval festival.
I've had my Yammy with a bolt-on for about 25 years and not the slightest hint of a problem.
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#12
Bolt neck is just the way fender designed his guitars. And no they dont just snap off after a set period of time. There are still plenty of 50s, 60s strat running around with original necks. The original SG did have some issues with neck joint weakness, that was fixed in later models. TS where you see issue with necks breaking is when they fall off stands, dropped, or trying to do the old wammy without a wammy trick of bending the neck.