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Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station

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The Dunlop Formula 65 Neck Cradle was developed by renowned guitar builder and master inlay artist Ron Thorn. The Neck Cradle is a revolutionary guit...Click To Read More About This Product

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A guitar setup and repair aid.

The Dunlop Formula 65 Neck Cradle was developed by renowned guitar builder and master inlay artist Ron Thorn. The Neck Cradle is a revolutionary guitar setup and repair aid. The self-aligning cradle rotates on an axis to provide full support to the back or front of the neck for increased stability during repairs or maintenance work. In the up position, the neck support's angle can accommodate a wide range of body thicknesses while holding guitars securely in place. Flip the neck cradle into the down position to work on electronics or the back of the guitar--the neoprene pad keeps your guitar from moving and protects the frets from damage. Guitarists, guitar techs, and guitar builders will find the Dunlop Neck Cradle a versatile and indispensable tool that will never leave their workbench.


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Dunlopformula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Functional (14)
  • Good quality (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Why did I not get this sooner?!

Works perfectly. Bought this with a Neotech Work Mat. Used together, my guitars are rock steady when changing strings or other maintenance. Should of bought these items years ago.

Works perfectly. Bought this with a Neotech Work Mat. Used together, my guitars are rock steady when changing strings or other maintenance. Should of bought these items years ago.

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Not Good For Pro Use

As a pro repiarman, I need my neck rest to be at many different heights. While this Dunlop tilts and has a small footprint, it has no height adjustment and is too light....Read complete review

As a pro repiarman, I need my neck rest to be at many different heights. While this Dunlop tilts and has a small footprint, it has no height adjustment and is too light. It would be great if it was height adjustable, heavier and also held tools and such.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why did I not get this sooner?!

By Tom

from Yaphank (gateway to the Hamptons) N.Y.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

      Works perfectly. Bought this with a Neotech Work Mat. Used together, my guitars are rock steady when changing strings or other maintenance. Should of bought these items years ago.

      (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Good For.....

      By Smarter than thou

      from Ny

      Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

      Nothing. People have been using a padded block of wood for centuries rather than this junk.Cheap plastic. Yes it swivels this way and that but so does the alternative. Only difference is that the alternative lasts forever without breaking!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not Good For Pro Use

      By Guitartec

      from RI & MA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Neck Tilts To Conform

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

          As a pro repiarman, I need my neck rest to be at many different heights. While this Dunlop tilts and has a small footprint, it has no height adjustment and is too light. It would be great if it was height adjustable, heavier and also held tools and such.

           
          5.0

          high quality

          By rocky

          from San Antonio

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          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

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              Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

              very pleased with the quality of produck

               
              5.0

              The perfect neck/head holder

              By Paul

              from North Carolina

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Guitar repair/Maintenance

                Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                I have used many things to hold my guitars and basses but none of them haved worked as well as this one. It adjusts to any angle or hight, the cradles side holds the neck and the flat side is used for wjen you need to work on the back side of your guitar. It is perfect for all guitars, electirc, acoustic and basses. great product!

                 
                4.0

                Simple but effective

                By Marcel

                from Houston

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                    I have it on a work bench. Simple, great design. Really nothing negative to say, it does what is intended.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product fast shipping

                    By Assassin Rich

                    from Akron ,oh

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                        This thing is great it supports the neck at the proper angle so you can work on it.

                         
                        5.0

                        String changing and maintenance is a breeze now

                        By Nate

                        from Florida

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                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                            If you work on your guitars, especially when changing your strings -- this device is a must. Keeps guitars stable and lifts the neck up off the bench to allow for easier access and quicker repairs/string changes.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Bud

                            from Manteca, Ca

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • String changing and maintenance

                              Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                              Great product, sure simplifies sting changing. Combined with the mat, adds a level of protection against scratching and other damages that could occur as a result of dropping or unstable working surface.

                               
                              5.0

                              excellent product

                              By 1Machine

                              from Jupiter, FL

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                              Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                              works as advertised, dang thing makes stringing your guitars a cinch.

                               
                              5.0

                              Sturdy Neck Cradle

                              By Sean

                              from Georgia

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Changing Strings
                                • Working on guitar

                                Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                I've used it for changing strings and it does a good job. I'm not experienced enough to mess around with the electronics inside a guitar nor do I really need to at the moment, but I bought this cradle so I could work on it on the back side as well when I need to.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best protable neck support I've seen

                                By Wooly McMars

                                from Houston Texas

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                    The two sided support is a great idea. Nice and surprisingly stable for the weight. Love it.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    This is a MUST BUY !!

                                    By Texas Jimmy

                                    from Orange County, CA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Changing Strings
                                      • Guitar set-up

                                      Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                      This is a must for all guitar players. It's well-built and not only has a cradle side, but you can flip the cradle over for a flat surface. The cradle will accommodate guitars, banjos, resonators -- you name it. This would also be a great gift item.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      This thing is awesome!

                                      By Smuggler

                                      from Apple Valley, CA

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                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality

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                                          Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                          A great tool for guitar building.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Handy Tool To Have!

                                          By Danny

                                          from Asheboro, NC

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                              This handy tool sure beats just a bath towel and a old pillow stuck under the neck spread out on the bar. I use it to change strings, polish, or doing a full set up. It's better built than I thought it would be. It don't slip around and keeps the guitar from slipping around under normal use and pressure needed to do the job. I recommend getting one if you do your own work or in my case mine and a few others to.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Works well with electric guitars

                                              By KCTKD

                                              from Woodbridge, Va.

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Functional
                                              • Good Quality
                                              • Stable

                                              Cons

                                              • Not Tall Enough

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                                I found that the maintenance station works best with electric guitars because it keeps them at an angle that makes it easier for me to work on. For acoustic guitars it it basically lies the guitar flat but stable. I would prefer it one to two inches taller to keep the guitar at an angle. To get around this limitation I just put a book under it.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                handy tool

                                                By r

                                                from los angeles

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                                                Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                                this tool does its job well

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                This is a must have.

                                                By HotRod

                                                from Arab, Al.

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Functional
                                                • Good Quality

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Great For Holding My Axe

                                                Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                                Best invention, makes my job so much easyer.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                love it

                                                By greg

                                                from sparta tn

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Good Quality

                                                Cons

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                                                    Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                                    Absolutely awesome product

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    A must have for all guitarrists

                                                    By Jon-Zq5vi

                                                    from New Hampshire

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                                                    Comments about Dunlop formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Station:

                                                    I don't know how I got by for so long without the Dunlop Formula 65 Neck Cradle. This puts an end to fussing around with your guitar while trying to do anything from string changes to setup to repair.The cradle works well with all of my guitars - Les Paul, Strat, 6 and 12-string acoustics, and classical. I've used it for string changes, truss rod adjustment, intonation adjustment, replacing parts (tuning machines, saddles, etc), polishing, etc.

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