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50's Fender Truss Rod Question


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I've decided to build my own 50's strat neck. That means , of course, it'll be solid maple. But I do have one question.

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As you can see, the truss rod adjustment is at the heel. How did Fender anchor the truss rod at the top?

In brief: Thread the end and put a nut on it then pean the end of the rod so the nut can't be unthreaded. It is then pulled into the head and plugged with a dowell so it can't rotate.

Have a look in Melvin Hiscock's book for the best explanation I've seen on how to do this.

Keith

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