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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 0.200" x 0.250" x 18"
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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

Going for lightweight? Go carbon

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I switched to cedar for the necks of my electric guitars. The combination of a spoke nut hot rod and carbon reinforcement is very lightweight, strong and extremely stable.

4.0

Good as any carbon fiber on the market, but price is high

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I put a pair of carbon fiber rods, and a dual action Hot Rod, in all my necks. Stew Mac's carbon fiber is as good as any I've used. I'd give a five star rating, if the price were more reasonable.

5.0

So Easy to Use!!!!

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I love them for my Bass ukes and Mando's

5.0

Just as described

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Excellent rods. They really helped me reinforced a 5-stringed bass neck. Rods are very stiff and extremely light weighted.

3.0

Poorly shaped

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The section of these rod is not rectangular: on each of the narrow sides there is a seam protruding some. To seat it well on a rectangular channell, you have to scrape those sides flat; not fun on carbon fiber...

5.0

Carbon rod reinforcing

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I've used these a number of times and since I have the custom router bit, I continue to use them. They work well, and fit nicely. You can really see how much stiffer the neck is with these installed. In the photo you can see them installed along with a two way adjustable truss rod in a blank for a headless neck.

3.0

i hate titles...

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just a little bit to thick. I got the 1/8"s and with my 1/4" truss rod, had to hammer the whole thing in

5.0

Carbon fiber works great

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Very thin neck? carbon fiber rods is the right choice

3.0

Great For Building, Hit Or Miss For Repairing

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When we were building flattops these products went in all the necks to supplement the truss rod and in that application they seemed to add a good bit of stiffness.

In repair jobs they can help but if you have a real noodle neck, like some early 70's Martin instruments had they may not help on their own without a compression refret.

There used to be a motto on the wall at the old Colling's shop that said "We Fought The Flaw And The Flaw Won." If the neck is built from flawed wood these rods are just a band-aid.

5.0

Oh Yeah!!!!

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With a hot rod truss rod and 4 (yes, four!) carbon fiber rods in my guitar neck, I'm shure that it won't break!
If I throw my guitar on the floor, the floor will break!
And my instrument remains in tune even after a whole concert! FANTASTIC!

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