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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.325" x 18"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.325" x 24"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.375" x 18"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.125" x 0.375" x 24"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.200" x 0.250" x 18"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods 0.200" x 0.250" x 24"

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Carbon Fiber Neck Rods

About This Item

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.

Dimensions


#4408: 0.125" x 0.325" x 18" (3.18mm x 8.26mm x 457mm)
#4409: 0.125" x 0.325" x 24" (3.18mm x 8.26mm x 610mm)
#4401: 0.125" x 0.375" x 18" (3.18mm x 9.53mm x 457mm)
#4402: 0.125" x 0.375" x 24" (3.18mm x 9.53mm x 610mm)
#4403: 0.200" x 0.250" x 18" (5.08mm x 6.35mm x 457mm)
#4404: 0.200" x 0.250" x 24" (5.08mm x 6.35mm x 610mm)


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Strengthening a square-tube Martin truss rod

Dan Erlewine's doing a neck reset on a Martin that has a square-tube truss rod. While he has the neck off, he shows how to improve the truss rod before regluing the neck.

Fixing a warped neck with carbon fiber

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!

Instructions

Product Instructions

Working with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials

Information about the precautions related to, and the use of, Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials.

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5.0

What a difference!

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Not only did the carbon fiber rod help straighten the neck on my ‘72 D-35, but it made a noticeable increase in the lower end sustain. An easy job well worth doing as part of a neck reset!

5.0

I love these easy install babies!

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I use these to fix any neck that won't stay straight. Vintage instruments that can be so nice with a neck set and or cf retrofit.....forget adjustable truss rods these are way easier and won't ruin the outward appearance.

5.0

Strong and rigid

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Excellent product and great service. Will definitely buy again

5.0

Very good

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This rods are good rods.

5.0

Strong, simple, stable and consistent

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Stewmac got it right with these. UD carbon is the only type to use in such an application and so glad they chose quality carbon over 3k or 12k weave. It is a high carbon low resin product which means it is super stiff and light. Don't worry about it adding weight to your neck and increasing the possibility of neck dive, chances are if you are using maple or hardwood it will actually be lighter with these rods in it, but stronger. I have a fair bit of experience with carbon in bicycles and I can vouch for the quality of the carbon used in these as opposed to other cheaper types found on other shopping sites.
I originally purchased a set to go in a 27" scale length guitar as a safety measure against the stress of an 8 string guitar over the longer scale length. I was so happliy surprised with the results. It is by far the most resonant and dynamic sounding guitar I have ever made. I have even had several people say they have never played a guitar with so much sustain. I wondered of it was the carbon rods and wasn't sure, so I built another one and it was just the same. It actually increases the sustain and attack in your tone.
With 8 strings it was rock solid. I didn't even need to tighten the truss rod. Freshly string it was perfect, all I had to do was turn the truss rod enough that it found resistance and left it there and it's been solid through two summers and winters with no need of adjustment. Unbelievable!
A little tip - When sanding use a dust mask as carbon dust can be harmful to your health, but a nice thing to do is round off the ends for a super snug fit in your routed channel. Tidy!
These are now standard in everything I build from now on. Why wouldn't they be?

5.0

Necessity for new builds

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Verified Buyer


We build electrics, these go in every one, usually with a hot-rod dual action truss.

5.0

For Bass necks

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These carbon fiber neck rods are great for stiffening a bass neck, especially when the contours are thin. Excellent +.

5.0

Flawless 

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I use 2 of those in every neck i make.. works perfectly, easy to install with the fit router bit and helps keeping the neck adjustement and prevent bumps, humps, or warps in the necks while adjusted to the correct tension.

5.0

Nice stuff!

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Verified Buyer


I use a .200" CF rod in all my uke necks, and two "outrigger" 1/8" rods to my guitar necks.
These add a degree of "known" stiffness to a neck as wood stiffness, even in the same tree, can be all over the place.
You can build great instruments without these, but why not just go ahead and build better ones!

4.0

Pretty amazing material!  

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Light weight, very hard material. Not much bend even when turned flat-wise. I channeled it up-right firmly into a banjo neck for a lighter weight and very stable neck assembly.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 76 See Carbon Fiber Neck Rods
on page 76 of our StewMac Digital Catalog