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Non-adjustable Truss Rod for Martin


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Sturdy and strong, this square steel tube design was used for years in Martin guitars with 14 frets to the body.

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Non-adjustable Truss Rod for Martin
 
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0976 Non-adjustable Truss Rod for Martin Yes
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3/8" x 3/8" x 14" square steel tube can be sawn shorter to fit 12-fret necks and other instruments if necessary.

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Non-adjustable Truss Rod for Martin
Non-adjustable Truss Rod for Martin
 
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5 4-03-2014
A sure thing

I've used these truss rods since I started building guitars. I figure if it was good enough for Martin guitars, it's got to be good. Once you set the neck, it;s there to stay.

Jude Guitars  LC, La.
5 2-12-2013
Good cheap fix!

I recently restored an unplayable 1946 Harmony archtop that had no rod (wartime). The neck was badly twisted and bowed and having steamed and clamped it to get it straight, I installed one of these rods. It's completely undetectable and after a year the action hasn't moved. This guitar didn't warrant the expense of a carbon fiber rod but it's back making music again.

Colin  Cumbria, UK Read my reviews (6)
5 4-19-2012
Good and cheap

It suited very well my project cause it's strong and not too heavy. And it's simple to install and work with.

Ricardo Trentin  Porto Alegre, Brazil Read my reviews (3)
4 7-05-2011
Stiff as

I like these in my classical guitars as they are incredibly stiff and not too heavy.

maurice paul guitars  Australia Read my reviews (5)
4 5-23-2011
traditional non-adjustible truss rod

Sometime in the 1970's or 1980's Martin changed to an adjustable truss rod. Prior to that they used a non-adjustable support. After taking apart and repairing a few vintage Martins, I grew to like the idea of the non-adjustable truss rod. Using them I find that the neck under tension gives just about the perfect amount of relief. After all, if a neck gets into trouble due to the neck set, the solution really is not a truss rod adjustment, it's a neck reset, which many old Martins seem to need. I like the simplicity of the non-adjustable rod, it's rigidity and the Martin tradition.
I wish Stewmac offered the older style t-bar non-adjustable truss rod. Maybe they will in the future.

nilsericksonguitars  framingham Read my reviews (6)
4 12-18-2010
Using square tube instead of adjustable truss rod

I'm building another Cigar box guitar and this time I would like to try the non adjustable truss rod, because it simplifies some of the operations on the neck.

CarverDan  Ottawa Canada Read my reviews (3)
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