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Building upbow into the guitar neck


Issue 226 September 25, 2014



If you turn the truss rod and nothing happens, the trouble could have been built into the neck at the factory. The time to avoid it is when you glue on the fingerboard. Dan Erlewine shows how to fix this problem before it happens.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkSingle- and double-action truss rods explained
  • checkmarkHow much relief to build into a neck?
  • checkmarkProp up the peghead before the glue goes on
  • checkmarkWarming your workspace with hot lights before applying hot hide glue

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