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post Apr 27 2008, 07:19 PM
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I'm building a guitar right now, and I just started on the neck, got it all cut out and other stuff like that. But, do I have to put a truss rod in the neck?


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post Apr 27 2008, 07:27 PM
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Well, I've never attempted a guitar build but I would think you would need to. As the wood ages and warps, I can't see how you could get a propper set-up without it. The neck would be able to "bow" as much as it wants.

I'm interested to hear what others have to say. Good luck on your project.


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post Apr 27 2008, 07:31 PM
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You should post some pictures! And I agree that you would needa trussrod or you'll be playing a bannana with strings! laugh.gif


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This article reccomends you do use a truss rod..

http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/i-5200/index.html

Sadly it didn't say how to install it.
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post Apr 27 2008, 07:40 PM
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Thanks! I was just wondering, because I just ordered my fretboard, and I forgot about the rod. I'll try to order on tonight, and install it as soon as possible. I'll post pics in less than an hour!


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post Apr 27 2008, 07:43 PM
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You should post some pictures! And I agree that you would needa trussrod or you'll be playing a bannana with strings! laugh.gif




yeahhhhhh pics..... i want to see that too! please give us some pics man!
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post Apr 27 2008, 07:52 PM
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As I said, pics soon! (If I can find my camera. If I can't, pics will come tonight, not as soon as I expected)


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post Apr 27 2008, 09:09 PM
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wow, good luck, that's an interesting project for sure. Truss rod goes inside, so either you must make a cavity for it, or buy a premade one, or make larger cavity and then insert a truss rod and over it some other wood, like rosewood. I don't know what type of neck you are building...


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post May 2 2008, 02:26 AM
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Sorry it took so long to get pics. sad.gif camera was broken dry.gif . bu, I cut out the head-stock, ordered the truss rod, the fretboard is on it's way here (I know, truss rod first) so it should be done soon.
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post May 2 2008, 09:10 AM
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i think its better to order one than to build it cause after installing you will see some
notes out of tune specially in frets 12 and up


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post May 2 2008, 10:55 AM
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THat looks cool man. Keep us updated when the truss rod arrives.


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post May 2 2008, 11:04 AM
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Truss rod is needed really to keep a more stable guitar. Cool looking neck by the way.


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Trussrod is needed for sure. Get one that fits the length of your scale. There are also ones that needs a sloped routed canal others go into a straight canal.


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post May 2 2008, 09:55 PM
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More updates in about a week. need time for all the suff to get here.


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That neck looks good!

Good luck inserting the rod wink.gif


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