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Fixing a warped neck with carbon fiber


Issue 273 October 20, 2016



This early-50s Harmony StratoTone has no truss rod, and the neck is warped. Dan Erlewine repairs it by installing carbon fiber neck rods. The week after this repair was done, another copper-colored StratoTone came in with the same problem!
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkInexpensive guitar with no truss rod, but atomic-age style!
  • checkmarkCheck out the bridge/tailpiece: like Harmony‚Äôs acoustic flattops
  • checkmarkHow to remove the fretboard
  • checkmarkRouting and installing twin carbon fiber neck supports

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