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Alright dudes

I quite fancy putting the truss rod in from the back of my neck so that I don't need a seperate finger board. There is a reason but I don't want to go into it.

Do I need a particular type of truss rod or will any surfice? I gather that this is more difficult to do, but it's what is needed.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. :D

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Guest Litchfield Custom Gutars

In this gase I would go G&L style. Bandsaw the neck in half length wise, then route out half the trussrod slot in both halves. I think their site might have more info.

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One trick I used once on a laminated neck, just to see if it worked, was to make the middle lamination about 3/4" wide. (THis was a 5 lam neck) Then I layed the middle lam on its side, and routed out the truss rod opening as a slot through the lamination from left to right. THen I installed the truss rod into the middle lamination, and glued the others to the sides of it. The neck is still being played, and a guy is using it in a band right now. (On a different body than I built it for, though) and it is still holding together well. Very stable. It sure was the easiest truss rod to set up correctly, and it seems to be holding up very well. If it keeps on working, I may try making another one like it.


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