Gibson® Truss Rod

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One-way rod used in new Gibson® guitars! Direct replacement adjustable neck reinforcement rod as installed in Gibson® guitars since the late '60s.

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Gibson<sup>&reg;</sup> Truss Rod Complete


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Gibson<sup>&reg;</sup> Truss Rod Barbed half-moon washer only

Barbed half-moon washer only

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One-way rod used in new Gibson® guitars! Direct replacement adjustable neck reinforcement rod as installed in Gibson® guitars since the late '60s.

Traditional "one-way" design: turn the adjustment nut clockwise to correct neck upbowing. Includes steel rod, hex brass adjustment nut, anchor nut, and "half-moon" washer that's barbed so it won't turn in the peghead access cavity.

Rod: 18-1/4" x .167"-diameter steel (463.55mm x 4.24mm dia.). Note: The threads on this truss rod are rolled in the manufacturing process, not cut with a 10-32 die. If you need a custom-length rod, we recommend our Traditional Truss Rod Kit.

Adjustment nut: 5/16" hex brass.

Anchor nut: rectangular steel, 3/8" x 5/8" x .092" (9.52mm x 15.88mm x 2.34mm); square hole fits the rod cap, so the rod won't turn.

Half-moon washer: 11/32" x 9/16" x .100" steel (8.73mm x 14.29mm x 2.54mm) with two barbs.

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Gibson® Truss Rod

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Faithful to the original, good overall quality

By Marcio Costa from Brasil
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 25, 2013

It's thin, light and robust. If you're building (not repairing), take extra care when slotting the neck for this truss rod: A straight canal may work for double action adjustable rods, but this one requires a snugly fit curved slot. The only con is the anchor piece: It won't lock in place, and may require cementing (heel side), as it can become loose if the wood is soft enough. I don't recommend welding, as it can weaken and strees the steel, making it prone to snap when someone tries to adjust it.

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By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012

Very good quality.

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By SOutlawS from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012

Works well

the security of a reliable replacement for the most demanding customers

By BaccoGuitarLab from Pescara Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Virtually identical to the original both in size and materials...


By Andrew M from Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A good strong truss rod that does what it should.

good piece to have for a gibson

By Dakota from heath ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 16, 2011

great piece of equipment, wish the square shoulder fit a little more closely than it did

perfect replacement...

By smashedguitars from San Antonio, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 24, 2011

I used one of these to replace a rod in a 2001 les paul special... worked great!

If its good for Gibson...

By Jay Cash from Belfield ND
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 23, 2010

Was a little disappointed in the neck anchor, its just a square shouldered loose fit. I welded mine to be safe

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