glimmertwin Posted January 1, 2007 Report Share Posted January 1, 2007 ...looking to start my first project from scratch(59 LP JR style). Anyway, I want to try and keep it as traditional as possible but when choosing a truss rod, there are so many options it's confusing for a newbie. I know StewMac sells the basic truss rod used in traditional Gibson construction, but it looks a little involved(curved rod channel) and I'm trying to cut down on the margin of error on something that is so critical for my first guitar. It seems like a large margin of error unless you guys think I'm blowing out of proportion the difficulty of the curved portion, anchor carvings, and curved fillet. Anyway, I saw the lmii.com standard welded end single action truss rod and it sounds like a standard ended truss with a spline already attached AND it looks like it's a flat routed channel all for about the same route dimensions as a standard truss rod. I like slightly slimmer necks so I like the idea that I won't be tempting fate by having an easier to install truss rod put into a slimmer neck and possibly having some disaster with the truss coming through the neck. Of course I have never installed ANY truss rod before so maybe I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill - you guys would know better than me. One thing I'm also cautious of is I don't want a super weak headstock design either so I want the truss insert to be minimally carved if at all possible to add even a little more strength. I hate volutes but I don't know of a better way to strengthen the headstock design transparently(I was planning on a one piece neck/headstock). Maybe I can route a small channel at the body end where the neck meets the body and have a set neck adjustable at the body end and the truss rod cover for show on the headstock end? Has anyone ever done this? On a JR the pickguard would cover it up I assume(wanted to use the tortoise shell guards - are those completely opaque?). Anyway, any advice is greatly appreciated. I couldn't find any archived info on these truss rods using the search feature... http://www.lmii.com/CartTwo/thirdproducts....dard+welded+end Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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