neck adjustment

Traditional dovetail neck joint

There’s more than one way to join an acoustic guitar’s neck and body. Chris Martin explains.

While, at Martin, we primarily use dovetail neck joints on our instruments, there has been an evolution in neck-joint designs, including simple dovetail, linear dovetail, mortise and tenon, and a few other interesting variations over the years. Let’s take a look at these different neck joints and their usage.

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