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Truss rod access location

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Human Bass, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    So guys, between at the end of the fingerboard or at the headstock, which one you prefer and why?

    Thanks for the input.
  2. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    I don't like angled headstocks, and I prefer not to weaken the headstock/neck transition any more than absolutely ... so it's always an adjustment at the heel end of the neck for me. Depending on the neck/model I'm making, I utilize one of three different 'styles'

    all the best,

  3. SDB Guitars

    SDB Guitars Commercial User

    Jul 2, 2007
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Shawn Ball - Owner, SDB Guitars
    I've done it both ways, although I'm becomming more fond of the spoke-Wheel heel adjust point, not because I am worried about weak headstocks (my volute makes up for that, I should think), but because of the ease of access and the need for an additional tool if you adjust at the neck end.

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