#1
Are they reliable? I don't want to get my Agile guitar and have the neck come off or something. That would suck lol.
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#2
Of course they are reliable. All Fender Stratocasters, as the first example that comes to mind, have bolt on necks and needless to say, they are rather good.
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#3
in light of the title change lol

yes they are very reliable,,,,you'll be slightly screwed if one breaks but unless you smash it against the wall repeatedly as if you were trying to kill your worst enemy,,,,you'll be fine lol
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#4
Oh ****, I completely messed up hahaha. I meant the SET necks. Sorry. LMAO. I'm so tired.
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It's just a question. I have no experience with such guitar thus I have made this thread. Take your **** somewhere else.
#9
Ah, now my post looks stupid! Damn you title change!

All necks are reliable. With neck through and to a certain level, set necks, you get more sustain. With bolt-on necks you get the ability to change the neck if you happen to break it.

To be honest, the loss of sustain is quite small too.
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#10
set necks offer more sustain
for example Gibson and most epiphiones have set necks that give the sustain their known for and yes they will stay on and im sure you would get an exchange if it did somehow fall off
the only disadvantage is that you cant adjust the neck or swap it out like with a bolt on.
so if you get one take care of it
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Ah, now my post looks stupid! Damn you title change!

All necks are reliable. With neck through and to a certain level, set necks, you get more sustain. With bolt-on necks you get the ability to change the neck if you happen to break it.

To be honest, the loss of sustain is quite small too.


How the f*** does someone break a guitar neck? I never needed a new neck on my bolt ons so yea.
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How the f*** does someone break a guitar neck? I never needed a new neck on my bolt ons so yea.


if you damage it over years of use or if an unfortunate accident happens...
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if you damage it over years of use or if an unfortunate accident happens...


Wow, I guess I should watch out then. Thanks for the questions everybody. If you have anymore info, your welcome to share.
#14
The main way of breaking it, particularly so with Gibsons, is dropping it or knocking it heavily on the headstock. The lack of volute and such means they can snap right off, leaving you having to get an unsightly repair.
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The main way of breaking it, particularly so with Gibsons, is dropping it or knocking it heavily on the headstock. The lack of volute and such means they can snap right off, leaving you having to get an unsightly repair.


That sucks. I better take care of it more than. Is it possible to install a bolt on for it?
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That sucks. I better take care of it more than. Is it possible to install a bolt on for it?

You probably could, but it really wouldn't be worth it. Unless you mean to drive a bolt through the neck joint while it is still glued...I have no idea about that, but it doesn't seem like a good idea.

But honestly, especially with a Les Paul-type guitar, a set neck should be plenty strong enough. It's with SGs you have to worry, because their joints are so tiny.
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But honestly, especially with a Les Paul-type guitar, a set neck should be plenty strong enough. It's with SGs you have to worry, because their joints are so tiny.


I've never known an SG break at the neck/body joint.

They ALWAYS break at the headstock, that's the definite weak spot. Obviously, this doesn't occur if you look after the guitar.
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#18
If you're so worried about breaking the neck of your setneck guitar, then get a bolt on guitar instead. Problem solved, stop worrying.

But frankly, its funny when people get so worked up about their setneck or neckthru guitars and what happens if they break the neck and cant find a replacement and stuff.
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#19
being honest man, it's really like a .01% chance you'll knock the neck hard enough to snap the headstock, unless you just jump around on stage like a retard..but other than that they're really...really...safe... no need to worry
#20
just a clarification - bolt necks sustain just as well, if not better than sets when made properly (well fitting)

No decent guitar is going to break on you unless you really abuse it.

Of course some guitars are more durable than others (Les Pauls have the frailest headstock joints around unless they're built with volutes, while a tele built the old fashioned way with a huge slab of swamp ash for the body and an inch-thick neck can more or less be used as a sledgehammer and come out looking beat up but in-tune and playing perfectly.)
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being honest man, it's really like a .01% chance you'll knock the neck hard enough to snap the headstock, unless you just jump around on stage like a retard..but other than that they're really...really...safe... no need to worry


Or, as more often happens, it falls/is knocked off a guitar stand.
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#22
Sorry for bumping this old thread. Just wanted to make an update.

I got an Epiphone SG G400 around the time I posted this thread. What I find funny is the fact that I actually ended up breaking the neck off after my parents and I got into an argument.

By the way, I looked retarded by saying "****" all the time in those posts. Ah, teenage years...