With the fingerboard extension freed up, we can now steam the neck off.
What this means for a neck removal is that we need to take some extra care and not chip the finish. So we score the joint between the neck and the body with a sharp knife. You don't need to cut it - just a light score so the finish will separate at the line you've scored.
The four fasteners holding it on the body are snug, but the center pressure screw at the bottom of the neck heel is just touching the heel.
You can't see it in this picture, but there was steam coming out of the second hole. You can see some of the condensation around the hole.
Only a small amount of water came out the bottom of the heel joint.
Here's the neck freshly removed and the body out of the jig. It came off very cleanly - the finish was not damaged at all.
That black mark on the male dovetail is a factory shim.
The bottom of the dovetail has more of a curve, and of course the whole heel is narrower and wider.
Next time I'll know to make them a hair further out toward the edge of the fingerboard, but they worked perfectly well in any event.
Guilds necks have a reputation for being hard to remove, but this one was very easy. I hope the next two I have in the queue go as well as this one.