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 #118057  by Poor Peter
 Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:19 am
I am really digging the Troy Post "Bolt" that is on ebay. Can anyone tell me the advantages/disdvantages of a bolt on neck as opposed to a thru-neck.?
 #118058  by tcsned
 Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:22 am
The main difference is that the pickups are mounted in the neck (well, the extension of it that goes through the body). This tends to make them brighter sounding guitars. However, every guitar is different and I have always been of the mind that you treat guitars, especially non-factory machine cut guitars as individuals. I've got bolt-neck, set-neck, and thru-neck guitars and they all have things about them I love and they are all different sounding. I don't know what percentage of that is the neck joint, I suspect some of it is but not an extreme difference because of the neck joint. Bolt neck guitars are easier to work on - that is one definite.
 #118108  by Poor Peter
 Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:02 pm
Thanks bro... The fact that no one else chimed in leads me to believe that there is little difference between the two other than the obvious.