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    JP6 going out of tune

    Hey there guys.

    Today I was playing with my JP6 (first music man I own) and I found out that when I pull the neck away from me and pull the body toward me, the strings can almost touch the frets and it bends the note. I don’t know if this guitar has something wrong (I bought it used) but my Ibanez guitar does not do that even if I push very hard the neck. Here’s a video to make it clearer:
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    Hello Vijfziel and welcome to the forum family!

    Every guitar I have ever owned will do that. Totally normal, nothing worry about at all, at all, at all. In fact, quite honestly, I'm intriqued that you own a guitar that won't do that!

    Looks a fabulous guitar! Any photos?
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    DrKev. Thanks for the response!

    I can relax now! Hahahaha. My Ibanez does that, but when I apply a lot of pressure, and the bend it’s less than 1/4th note. My JP6 does it even when I’m standing and pull the neck toward me. That was the thing scaring me!

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    Here’s a photo with my bassist. Matching colors! JP6 going out of tune-99f15e35-7418-4a82-a973-6d4b83a5dc23-jpg

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    Awesome!

    BTW...

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    If you ever listen to Ozzy Osbourne's first album, Blizzard of Oz, Randy Rhoads used "neck bends" quite a bit. He was playing a non-vibrato Les Paul custom at the time, so there really wasn't much choice.

    Still, in the long term, it's not really a good thing for the neck or neck joint.
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    Tommy Emmanuel's old Maton acoustic doesn't seem to mind. And Tommy is not shy about bending his neck!
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