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Epiphone FT-565 neck problem

#1 User is offline   FredB 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Hello all! I am new to this forum, but not new to Epiphone guitars. I have an Ft-565 (made in Japan) 12-string that I purchased new in 1974. Itís been a wonderful guitar, but time has taken itís toll and itís become hard to play due to the neck angle to the body. Has anyone ever had experience with re-setting the bolt-on neck to restore the playability of this guitar?
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:40 PM

I only took apart a bolt on neck guitar once in an attempt to correct the neck. I ended up just putting it back together as I have found it and slightly lowering the equivalent of a bridge saddle (it was an electric archtop) and sinking its pickup a bit. Be prepared to have a bunch of neck shims, most very minor ones to keep trying in combinations is my only possible suggestion. And, patience. And, maybe the sense to take it to a luthier.


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