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Sometimes a guitar's truss rod
may be "maxed out" (adjustable rods that can't be tightened anymore). You can
breath new life
into the rod by what I call "Stressing The Neck". In a nutshell, the
guitar's neck strung to full tension, is
forced into a back bow without the aid of the truss rod. The neck, after a
relatively short period of time will "take a set".
Then the rod is tightened to hold the back bow. You can now loosen the rod to set
the correct relief.
Don't try this at home !
The guitar is clamped up with the strings to
... and a loose truss rod.
This will "help" the rod which can no
longer do the job on it's own.
something you don't see every day.
A Fender Electric Mandolin
about 1960 I think
Cute isn't it ?
In beautiful shape,
I might ad.
I once heard someone say that being a luthier
is a great job. It's satisfying work that provides a fair living and at the end of the day
you get to play all sorts of guitars that you probably could never afford.
actually was not going to take pictures of this job (lazy I guess). It's a 1962 Gretsch
6120 that needed everything. A neck reset - frets - electronics - finish work - you name
I decided to take pics of the finished product because it was such a nice guitar.
Next time I get lazy, I'll make sure to set up the camera.