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Neck support requiremens for multiscale guitars


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Hey, I am planning to build a multiscale guitar (with 6 strings, string length from 25" to 26" and a perpendicular 12th fret) and was interested if there are any neck requirements in terms of stability. Do you think a standard trussrod might be enough or would it need more in order to prevent the neck from twisting (such as carbon rods, etc?).

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As there's no extra strings there's no huge difference in string pull. A truss rod should be enough. There's nothing against using carbon rods as well.

For extra strength and stiffness a laminated neck is also an option. Even a two piece laminate can be stiffer both up-down and sideways than a single piece neck as there's counteracting grain directions and a solid film of glue.

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