That’s it ! We are past questioning the limits of human ingenuity—or should we say, lack thereof? We all love the idea of fixing our guitars ourselves. After all, what’s more empowering than showing that six-stringed beauty who’s the boss?

But folks, today’s story takes the concept of “do-it-yourself” to a whole new freaking level. Picture this: a guitar neck, four bolts, and a DIY repair that defies all reason.

In the bizarre world of guitar repairs, there are legends of brave souls attempting the extraordinary, the audacious, and the downright insane. Hold your frets ! This is where things take a turn for the comedic.

That DIY repair is a fretboard fiasco that left us bolted to laughter – Source

Our protagonist here, well, they took “bolt-on” necks to a literal level that even Dr. Frankenstein would admire. So, here’s the scene: a guitar neck, a fretboard filled with potential, and four bolts yearning to unite the neck with the body.

Instead of the usual meticulous and precise work that a neck repair demands, our hero here opted for a more… eccentric approach. They took a drill, and drilled right through the fretboard and the frets.

Frets be damned! The bolts needed a way in, and those frets were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

We can imagine the guitar repair gods looking down from the heavens, scratching their heads, and muttering, “What in the world are they doing down there?”

And thus, the “bolt-on” neck took on a whole new meaning. Why settle for a clean installation when you can go straight through the fretboard? Genius! Or not.

It’s like something out of a mad scientist’s lab—an experiment gone awry, a creature pieced together with little regard for the laws of physics or guitar craftsmanship. We can almost hear the DIYer shouting, “It’s alive!” as they bind the neck and body in a union that’s more Frankenstein monster than precise guitar repair.

But hey, let’s give credit where credit’s due. At least they got the neck attached, right? The bolts are doing their job, even if they’re doing it through the frets. It’s a DIY repair for the ages… a true masterpiece of unconventional thinking.

So, the next time you find yourself itching to fix that guitar of yours, remember this cautionary tale. Sure, we all make mistakes, but drilling through frets to install bolts? Now, that takes a special kind of audacity.

To the DIY repair warriors out there, remember : There’s no shame in seeking professional help when things get a bit too “bolted” for comfort.

In the grand tapestry of guitar history, there will always be those who who go where no one has gone before. Cheers to you, DIY daredevils, and may your guitars never become the punchline of a blog post. But if they do, we’ll be here, ready to celebrate the glorious fails that make the guitar world a more entertaining place. Rock on!

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