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Where the rod goes

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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2012 10:45AM

I wouldn't mind having a Les Paul Junior either. They are fun little guitars. One pickup, not much to mess with so just play it. Yayeah.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2012 12:48PM

I had a Fender Telecaster knock off in college which had some serious neck I rebuilt it myself, using the shop woodworking tools to fab up a new one, transferring the existing fretboard onto it. I remember carefully routing the channel for the truss rod. I spent more time on this project than the guitar was actually worth.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2012 01:05PM

I didn't know guitar necks had metal rods inside, always thought they were solid wood...thanks for the interesting wh
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2012 01:46PM

Many guitars made now have a steel reinforced neck (with the exception of traditional classical guitars which don't need one as the string tension from nylon strings is not sufficient to require it) but a steel reinforced neck is not necessarily an adjustable truss rod.

I was given a small semi-hollow bodied electric guitar with a neck that was terribly warped. It was twisted and bowed way beyond anything close playability. It was twisted so severely that the headstock was about 30 degrees offset from the heel of the neck. I removed the neck, bolted the heel to one small plank and the headstock to another. Using clamps on the workbench and planks to apply twisting pressure opposite of the twist and heat from a hairdryer I was able to straighten it to near perfect in a couple of days. Heat it up, increase the clamp pressures, let it cool and repeat until the neck was straight and it played really well once re-assembled.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/07/2012 01:59PM by BlahX3.