Originally Posted by M0ses
How does a truss rod just go missing?
The riveted/threaded/spot welded anchor detaches from the rod, and a "tech" pulls the TR off and won't be able to do anything to it.
The rod is then either discarded or used in another build and the rest of the instrument starts to live up to one of the P.T. Barnums better known phrases.
Ain't talking about "The Great Escapade" either
Happens (or at least happened in the 80's anyway) more often than people care to admit