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Bowed Les Paul copy neck

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the group, and have no guitar repair knowledge.

I recently bought a Westfield Les Paul copy very cheaply because it has a slight bow in the neck (I think this is the correct term, I mean that even with the truss rod slackened right off the neck is slightly curved the wrong way).

I have been told that it might be possible to correct this by fitting 6 A strings, tuning them to A, and storing the guitar somewhere the the temperature varies (e.g. the linen cupboard where the central heating boiler goes on and off) for say 2 weeks.

Does this sound like it might work, or is there somthing else I could try that doesn't require any special skills ?

Thanks for any help

Dave Jones (London)

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