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March 22, 2010 1:18:13 PM

I have i Hofner 1958 semi acoustic jazz guitar with a bent neck... how could i remove this neck either to fix or replace?

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March 27, 2010 1:02:06 AM

You could try clamping it, hanging it, or better taking it to a shop.

Check and see if the nut at the top of the neck is worn - making the strings sit lower possibly causing a buzz (as the action is too low).

You could possibly raise the bridge if it can be adjusted.

If it has a truss rod they might be able to do something for you in a chop - don't try tensioning that yourself.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Guitar/Adjusting_the_Guita...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100217094...

March 28, 2010 9:19:07 AM

the action is too high as the neck where it is guled to the body(like an acoustic guitar) has lifted slightly off the body(at the bottom). It has a truss rod as well.
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March 28, 2010 9:21:19 AM

Idealy, I want to remove the neck, streighten it and dress the frets then re attatch it... I can do this on Stratocasters ala "bolt on neck", but wondering how one does it for acoustic or les paul types of instruments.
March 28, 2010 11:25:11 AM

If this is a valuable instrument (either $ or in sentimental value), your problem sounds like a job for a pro.
March 29, 2010 10:48:41 AM

True ... a nice old Hofner is quite collectable.

My mate has a Hofner bass from the 50's.

Is worth quite a bit.

Whist I am comfortable doing the action on my Strat I still get a pro to do my harmonics ... that bit confounds me.
March 29, 2010 12:46:47 PM

Yes. It's one thing when you have an electric with a bolt on neck. A glued up acoustic is another matter.
March 29, 2010 1:45:16 PM

Shaort answer: Methinkx that model has a locked muliplier and the FSB is so high already that you won't get a decent overclock out of it.

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