Alternate Truss Rod Configuration

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Wade, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Wade

    Wade New Member

    Jan 1, 2018
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    I am planning a unique build that will not allow me to have the truss rod adjustment at the headstock. It's not likely I can place it near the neck pickup either. I know I saw something at one time where a builder had the adjustment near the neck/body joint and had a 90 degree adapter that placed the adjustment nut on the back of the body. Has anybody seen this or know where I can get some information on this setup? I should have bookmarked the web page because I cannot find it now.

    EDIT: I already know about the Gotoh side-adjuster for modern guitar necks. The custom guitar I saw had something similar but it was a smaller mechanism.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  2. bruce bennett

    bruce bennett Active Member

    Apr 14, 2013
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    Chattanooga TN
    While I'm sure someone has already offering a device like this.. I can't say I've run across one yet.. But a basic Tuning machine gear and sector could be made to work with a little modification. i'm sure you could turn a couple shaft adapters on a mini-lathe or even a drill press.

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