Building upbow into the guitar neck

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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.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Single- and double-action truss rods explained
  • How much relief to build into a neck?
  • Prop up the peghead before the glue goes on
  • Warming your workspace with hot lights before applying hot hide glue

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