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Question(s) About The Truss Rod Channel

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by andvari7, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    I've decided to use a single-action, Gibson-style compression rod. However, the rod channel is going to be a bit different. Instead of a concave route, it's going to be a straight route with one end higher than the other. It (the channel) will end up being parallel to the body of the instrument (the neck is at a two degree angle) rather than the fingerboard. Another way of explaining this is:
    If the fingerboard is a mirror, the route will be the reflection of the strings.
    How do I go about making such a route?
  2. When you set up the blank, raise the heel by the amount of drop the channel is to have. Then a straight route will pass at an angle from the heel up the the end of the channel.

    Remember to make the measurements at the ends of the channel - not the end of the blank.