How To Straighten A Guitar Neck With An Adjustable Truss Rod

In most cases, the neck of a guitar is adjustable. Although the wood is generally hard, dry, and stiff, it will still bend with string pressure and humidity - or lack thereof. In our shop we have to deal with that issue on a daily basis. Inside the neck is a routed channel between the finger board and the neck shaft where a truss rod is placed to compensate for movement on the forward axis of the neck to add
stability. The rod is steel and is adjustable. It runs the length of the guitar neck, with an opening at one end allowing for adjustments.

Rick Mariner is the owner and founder of Haywire Value Priced Custom Guitars, and a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.), as well as a guitar player. He holds a Bachelors degree from University of Maryland and a Masters degree from George Washington University.

Haywire developed an 8-Point "Gig-Ready" guitar process that allows for Haywire Custom Guitars that are "Gig-Ready". With many years of development and guitar set-up experience, they pride themselves in helping guitarists to build the "Just Right" Haywire guitar at prices well below market.

Rick Mariner

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