Neck Reset

A neck reset is generally needed at least once in the life of a guitar. Luthier and authorized Martin repair person Michael Bashkin, shows how to do it right. This course is perfect for luthiers wanting to add this service to their shops.

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About This Course

Welcome to the Robert O’Brien Online Neck Reset Course. This course, presented by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars, will teach you everything you need to know to do a professional neck reset on a guitar. Michael shows you how to do this highly skilled task while demonstrating each step on a 1957 Martin D-18. Everything from diagnosis, evaluation, calculating the desired amount of neck angle, removing the neck, correcting the joint and neck angle and re-stringing the guitar is covered in high definition and it great detail. The course contains almost 2 hours of quality video instructions with all the ins and outs of how to do a professional neck reset. It will pay for itself many times over the first time you use the techniques Michael teaches in this course.

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It has never been easier to learn how to do a neck reset. Happy Building!

I loved the course and it gave me the confidence to tackle a reset. Of course it wasn't on a Martin and didn't contain a dovetail joint, but it worked out great because I was able to apply much of what Michael demonstrated. Todd
Neck Reset
Intro 1:52
Lesson 1: Diagnosis 9:21
Lesson 2: Calculations 3:00
Lesson 3: The 15th fret 3:39
Lesson 4: The fretboard extension 6:28
Lesson 5: Generating steam 1:32
Lesson 6: Neck pulling jig 1:43
Lesson 7: Removing the neck 7:27
Lesson 8: Cleaning the joint 14:42
Lesson 9: Correcting the angle 18:22
Lesson 10: Shimming the dovetail 6:29
Lesson 11: Checking under tension 8:02
Lesson 12: Re-attaching the neck 5:30
Lesson 13: Re-installing the 15th fret 3:51
Lesson 14: Finishing touches 10:24
Lesson 15: More stuff to think about 3:33
Lesson 16: Fretboard extension shim 4:18