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wohzah
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Can a truss rod be made? Isn't it more or less a steel tube. I don't really think I need an adjustable truss rod.

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Um... yes. A non-adjustable truss rod can certainly be "made." A piece of square steel bar stock, cut to length, would work fine. Many early Martins had these. StewMac sells a version of them.

You might also consider graphite reinforcement rods. Also sold through StewMac and other luthier supply companies, they are a modern light-weight alternative to the steel bar.

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if weight is the only concern I am not too worried about it, I don't really mind a heavy guitar.

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Does a truss rod also need to be bent? I saw in a book that truss rods are are forcefully bent in the channel. Is this true of all truss rods? The martin non adjustable rod on stewmac is 14" on my neck that would make it to right were the neck thickens for the joint. Is that the right size?

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