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I just had to replace my serverely damaged body on my strat. the problem is the holes in my neck are just a bit off line with the new body making the neck run slightly down causing the high e string runs nearly off the bottom of the frett board near the 12th frett. its playable when we pull the neck to the top side of the neck pocket while tightening the 4 bolts down. the neck and pocket are fairly tight. what is the best way to keep the neck in position i thought of a shim at the but end of the neck on the high e corner to push the head end of the neck toward the low E.

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Probe the depth of the old holes with a nail or toothpick and drill 3/8" holes this deep but NO depper. Squirt some wood glue in the holes and rub some on 3/8" hardwood dowels slightly longer than the drilled depth. Force them all the way in and let set two days. Carve the ends flush with a VERY sharp flat wood chisel. Redrill new holes with the neck pushed over where you want it and assemble in reverse order. I guess. :D

Guesses ROCK! :D

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Use some quick wood to fill the holes. No pre-drill required. When you drill the new holes most of the filler will be removed anyway.

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Its an epoxy i beleave but im not gonna chance it the hard wood dowl will do fine the whole process took about 15 mins to drill with 3/8s and glue dowling in today ill clean up the over hang and refit the neck to this body probly another hour its worth the peace of mind. :D

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hey mamoth guitars

quick wood is wood filler?

what happens if a screw is threaded through,and it crumbles and sips out?or something like that?

is it strong enough?

Quick wood is a two part epoxy wood filler that becomes very hard and bonds to wood. It cuts, shapes and sands just like wood. We have never had it crumble or slip out. There are other wood fillers that come out of a tube like toothpaste that will crumble and fall apart.

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