Carbon Fiber Neck Rods

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Stronger than an equivalent volume of steel, carbon fiber rods can supplement an adjustable truss rod to help prevent neck twisting.

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 1/8" x 3/8" x 18" length

1/8" x 3/8" x 18" length

Item # 4401
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$17.49

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8 or more $14.34
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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 1/8" x 3/8" x 24" length

1/8" x 3/8" x 24" length

Item # 4402
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$21.00

4 or more $19.11
8 or more $17.22
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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.200" x 1/4" x 18" length

0.200" x 1/4" x 18" length

Item # 4403
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$16.42

4 or more $14.94
8 or more $13.46
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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.200" x 1/4" x 24" length

0.200" x 1/4" x 24" length

Item # 4404
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$20.72

4 or more $18.86
8 or more $16.99
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Product Details

Stronger than an equivalent volume of steel, carbon fiber rods can supplement an adjustable truss rod to help prevent neck twisting.

Short sections can be installed to reinforce the base of a peghead. Formed with heat and pressure in an epoxy base, carbon fiber adds little weight, but adds significant stiffness.

4401 1/8" x 3/8" x 18" length
3.18mm x 9.52mm x 457.20mm
4402 1/8" x 3/8" x 24" length
3.18mm x 9.52mm x 609.60mm
4403 0.200" x 1/4" x 18" length
5.08mm x 6.35mm x 457.20mm
4404 0.200" x 1/4" x 24" length
5.08mm x 6.35mm x 609.60mm


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Carbon Fiber rods

By Dave C.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 26, 2010


As an update to my review of 09/08/2010, the addition of the C.F. rods seems to have changed the sound of the guitar for the better. It now sounds more like a "classic strat" with all the chime and quack that one would expect from an old strat. Highly recommended!

Consistently great

By Brock Poling - Poling Guitars from Columbus, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 01, 2010


I have used these carbon fiber rods for years. They are always consistent and the service is spectacular.

Bring in the reinforcements

By Tom Drinkwater from Oakland, Maine
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I use Stewmacs carbon fiber neck rods in most of my guitars. It allows me to make a very thin yet stiff neck. Carbon fiber doesn't add any weight to the neck as well which is essential for maintaining the proper balance that a comfortable instrument must have.

Carbon rods for neck

By Marcio Costa from Brasil
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 30, 2010


The rods are very light, yet stiff, ideal for the flamenco guitar. I wanted to build a very narrow and light neck, with a thin fretboard, for a balanced instrument weighing under 3 pounds. The rods are hard enough to keep the neck from arching.

stiffer than a board

By Tastychoice from Portland
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 10, 2010


It is nice to have a convenient source for carbon fiber that is the right dimensions. I wouldn't know where to get this otherwise. I've put these in an old Kent bass that needed a little help and currently about to glue a bunch of them into a pair of acoustics. One standard with Port orford Cedar top and rosewood back n sides, the other a Baritone with bearclaw spruce top and crazy figured myrtle back, sides, and neck. The carbon fiber will definitely be a factor in how these turn out!



I agree with the other posts that it is no replacement for an adjustable rod. The dual action rods also offered by stewmac are great. We were making our own welding them up by hand but the ones you get here are absolutely worth the price.

Carbon Fiber Neck Rods

By Dave C.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 08, 2010


The application was a 1995 American Standard Strat that the truss rod had separated from the anchor at the heel of the neck. I routed out the "skunk stripe", removed the rod and rebuilt from the back using two 1/8"X 3/8" carbon fiber rods on either side of the truss rod. The results are what I expected, a flat finger board with no more adjustment problems. To amplify on another review, I would use a truss rod in addition to the C.F. rods. I don't think the C.F. rods will get the job done alone.

12 years with no adj. truss and still going strong!

By dmbwoodworking from Burlington, Vt
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 21, 2010


I built the laminated neck in this thru-neck over 12 years ago. I recently cut it out of the original guitar it was built into and designed the curly mahog custom in the attached picture around it because I loved the neck so much. I used three 1/8" x 3/8" carbon rods down the center and two 1/4" x .200" rods on either side of the center stack. What it produced is a very solid and stiff neck with INCREDIBLE tone and sustain from a super light-weight honduran mahogany neck...WILD! I would warn new builders to always include an adjustable truss rod unless you have the tools and know how to true in a non-adjustable neck correctly. I started using carbon rods 14 years ago in my guitar building and every neck I have built since then includes at least two of them.

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By James Bernard from Odessa,FL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 13, 2010


I am starting to step up my builds quality and am very excited about these little Carbon Fibers.My current not yet complete Four string Blues build has one and my next Cigar Box Mando is gonna have one of those little boogers placed right in its little Ole Neck.

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