Is the Fender "Bolt-on" neck system REALLY secure?

Marty DiBergi

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Leo Fender's original 10-bolt neck plate design prevented this. 4 bolts would attach the neck to the pocket, and the other 6 would launch out like projectiles whenever someone attempted to stand on the guitar - thus thwarting the attack...

... but sadly he prioritized keeping production costs low, you know..?
 

bluesky636

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Smakutus

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I would have thought the four bolts would give out before the wood like that.. Yikes.

Jeff
 

vanguard

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That hurts to look at. How'd it happen?

Guitar (real blackguard, mind you) was propped against back of van. van backed out unawares. Guitar somehow wedged between road and van bumper like a kickstand. Snap. Mechanical connection stays true.
 

oldtelefart

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Guitar (real blackguard, mind you) was propped against back of van. van backed out unawares. Guitar somehow wedged between road and van bumper like a kickstand. Snap. Mechanical connection stays true.

Leaving a real blackguard leaning against a van is criminally stupid.
See what can happen?!
 

Stratburst70

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Guitar (real blackguard, mind you) was propped against back of van. van backed out unawares. Guitar somehow wedged between road and van bumper like a kickstand. Snap. Mechanical connection stays true.

I hope the van wasn't too badly damaged. :banana

Seriously though, that hurts to look at. Are you going to replace the body or are you going to try and glue it back together?
 




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