Guitarfrenzy Posted June 24, 2004 Report Share Posted June 24, 2004 I am helping someone build a Statocaster but I ran into a new problem. The neck won't really work with a Stew Mac Truss rod the way it should. Here is the problem. The neck is gonna be made from a 3/4" maple with a 1/4" rosewood fingerboard which is normal for a Fender guitar. If you go ahead and cut the truss rod slot to 7/16" like it's suppose to be, the allen nut will end up being way below where the headstock is. The headstock will be cut to 1/2" thick taking 1/4" off the top of the 3/4" maple where the headstock will be. That's only 1/4" drop, and 7/16" is alot more, so basically if this makes sense I decided that it would have to be an angled hole drilled into the heastock that will give access to the truss rod adjustment. The only problem is that I'm thinking that it would be such an angle that you couldn't adjust it anyway. I called Stew Mac and asked tech, he told me that I could turn the truss rod around so the truss rod allen adjustment will be up and not laying down like normal. I don't want to do it this way if I can help it, simply because someone later on could miss adjust it because it would make your adjustments backwards.. instead of righty tighty.. it'd be lefty tighty.. lol.. Also, I thought about placing the adjustment at the heel end, but then again, I don't want to have to take the neck off to do simple adjustments. I'm kinda thinking about going with a standard truss rod here, but just thought I'd post this here to see what some others might suggested,... I'm definitely open to any suggestion.. This is the first neck I've made that didn't have a 13° angle headstock. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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