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Rick Andrews and other experts answers guitar repair questions
For almost one year, guitar luther Rick Andrews answered your guitar repair questions. After recieving over 500 questions we put together the most popular questions and answers. Today, we are involving other great guitar builders and will continue to expand this area in the future. This section will no longer be interactive but you should find most of your guitar building and repair questions have already been answered in this section.

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  •  Do you know if there is some formula or trick that helps with the back shape of the neck?

    Hi Rick,
    Im making my own electric guitar and have a question for you. Do you know if there is some formula or trick that helps with the back shape of the neck?

    Or do you know about some link or site which develope this point? Can you help with this? I have tried with a circular shape but it feels very bad!
    thank you Rick,
    Luciano

  •   Rick Andrews Answers Your Question Below.


    Hi Luciano,
    Well the profile of the back of the neck is really a matter of personal preference. In general the neck is not carved round but more like an elipse shape, a curve that gets flatter as it gets towrad the center. Once you build your guitar you can string it up before putting on the finish.

    Carve a little off the back side of the neck and play it a little, then carve some more,and play some more, etc. You will feel the places that your personal touch tells you is too thick and you can shave a little more until it feels right for your own touch. When you have what you want, then take it apart and put on the finish. That way you have matched your own profile preference. These are the things that make a custom handmade guitar so much better.

    This will make you play better than a store bought guitar because your hands can work better with what fits right. Makes a huge difference.

    Remember Dwanr Eddie? Famous guitarist of years ago. He had many top hit tunes like "Rebel Rouser" and many more. He played two of my custom guitars I built last year. The first one he said was way too stocky for his touch. I handed him the other one and said "here try this one." He played it and it made a huge difference to him. It was carved with a much thinner profile or flatter, not so thick and that one was a perfect fit for him.

    I explained to Dwane that I would custom carve the profile to fit my customers. You would be surprised as to how different people are on those things. It is a custom personal thing. This suggestion will help you find what fits you and it will make a huge difference in your playing ability.
    Rick Andrews, Andrews Guitar


  •  My Guitar simply won't stay in tune, what could be the problem?


    Dear Rick,
    I was wondering if you could help me. Here's my situation.....My dad and mom just bought me a electric guitar for Christmas and everytime I tune it I can only play it for a few munites before it sounds so off tune! I haven't been able to play it for months now! I was wondering if you could help me out? Please let me know. Thank you
    God bless,
  •   Rick Andrews Answers Your Question Below.
    Hi Andrew,
    Well the tuning thing can be caused by 3 things. One thing is the tuning keys may be poor quality and will not hold accurate tuning as the playing can make them release a little bit and the tuning drops somewhat.

    Another reason could be the neck being made of cheaper grade wood that allows the wood to give in to string tension and loose its tuning.

    Another reason can be simply new strings that will stretch and loose tuning until they have reached their stretch limit. After that they will stay in tune fairly well.

    Everyone has that last tuning problem caused by new strings. When I put on new strings I grab them and hand stretch them a few good pulls and then tune them. The idea here is to get the stretch done and over with. Cheaper store bought guitars have these tuning problems with the keys and the poor quality neck wood.

    Rick Andrews, Andrews Guitar

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