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There are different solutions for inserting the neck onto the body of a guitar or electric bass.

Left to right clockwise: bolt on neck, set through neck,
trough neck, set neck.

The most common are:

- Bolt on,
- Neck through,
- Bolt in or set in or set neck,
- Set through.

Each of these solutions has a different impact on the various factors that determine the sound of an instrument that is: harmonic content, the definition on the fundamental note, attack, sustain. Click on the links to find out the difference between different types of construction.

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