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Truss Rod Channel types

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Rocky McDougall, Apr 6, 2009.


  1. This question is for the luthiers here on the Forum that make their own necks. How many of you use the straight/flat channel, with an adjustable truss rod under the fretboard as compared to an arched truss rod channel on the back of the neck covered with a skunk stripe?
     
  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
    Option A: straight/flat channel, with an adjustable truss rod under the fretboard

    I utilize this together with a heel adjust location - even though it's somewhat easier to adjust the trussrod at the headstock, I prefer not to remove more wood from the neck/headstock transtition than I have to. a properly designed trussrod adjustment slot in the body eliminates the need for removing the neck to make trussrod adjustments.

    all the best,

    R
     

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