Everyone who plays “traditional” acoustic guitars knows that in time the action of the guitar goes up influencing the pliability and intonation. No matter what type of bracing pattern is used, the soundboard will arch in time due to the constant pull from the strings. Then, the only option that a traditional glued neck-joint leaves is to lower the saddle and bridge by sanding. Then a complete reset of the neck is necessary. More and more guitar builders consider using a bolt-on neck attachment design for easier maintenance.

Quality sound, mechanical strength, and easy maintenance were the three major goals while designing this unit. We are happy with the result. This joint design allows for the height of the neck (action) to be adjusted within five-minutes at any time, with no special tools and even without removing strings.

Another advantage of this design is that it is easy to reach up into the higher frets when you play, even without having a cut-away since there is almost no heel on the
neck. Finally, the sliding neck provides we builders with complete peace of mind while building the body of the instrument because we know that we’ll have no problem with the action setup…guaranteed!

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