Monday, February 22, 2010

Resetting Neck Angle On Martin Acoustic

I recently came across a good article at has some great shots of resetting a 1935 Martin 000-28.This is not a job for the faint hearted!I do some luthier work and can tell you straight out,working on guitars can be a lot of fun but can also be challenging and tedious work.Tools are a critical part to doing a good job,and often can be created by the luthier for a specific job....
***resetting the neck angle,along with bridge adjustments,allows for proper/better playing ability

A fine instrument indeed! It's a 1935 Martin 000-28, made in the first year after Martin abandoned the use of bar frets in favor of the modern T-frets. This guitar has been in the family of the original owner and has suffered no real damage in its life. It has never had any repair work that I could detect, and needed only to have the neck reset to restore the original geometry and allow for good playing action.
Again thanks to for this fine article.


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