Vantage neck bow...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by thirtyfootsmurf, Dec 20, 2000.

  1. A Vantage that I'm borrowing has a neck bow problem. Something like this: \___ (only not that serious). There is not truss rod from what I can see. Any help would be appreciated. You can look at it at:
  2. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    TFSmurf -- I checked out your pic. See that little plate on your headstock right above the nut? That looks to me like a truss rod access cover. Carefully take the screws out and see if there is a truss rod adjustment nut underneath.

    If you've never done an adjustment before, I'd recommend you take it to a pro. It's not difficult and shouldn't cost too much. If you prefer to do it yourself, check out the Fender site at for instructions.

    If you do decide to do it yourself, take it slow and easy and proceed with great care and caution -- if you bust the truss rod, you've got an expensive piece of firewood on your hands. Good luck.