- Jan 19, 2018
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what am i doing in the luthiers corner?? -- well i did build the body about 30 yrs ago, even if i don't know still what i'm doing -- but the attached photos are my "solution" to severe neck-dive i created, when 1) decided to have the neck join the body at the 17th, rather than the 15th(for all those fabulous runs i make way up there, of course), then when the guitar proved to heavy, i 2)planed the body down to sg thickness -- this gave me a 6.5 weight, but bad diving -- so after replacing tuners with gotoh/kluson, which helped, i extended the top strap button with a 2" piece of aluminum rod -- looks like crap, but now that i'm in stratocaster land with my mini-horn, she's balanced, light, excellent access to upper frets -- but mostly i meant this as a caution to anyone contemplating the same correction: this is what it looks like. i dont' care, it works.