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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Truss rod do i really need it?

im building a neckthru guitar but i cant get a truss rod, here in Mexico, the only way is to order from the us, but its expensive. im planing to use this guitar with some .010-.046 strings in Drop D tuning, do i really need a truss rod?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 10:28 AM
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Have a look over at projectguitar and the forum there.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 10:53 AM
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Yes, you need a truss rod, especially on a neck-thru instrument. Without it, you will have no way to adjust the relief of your neck to account for different string gauges or changing temperature/humidity conditions.

You may find instructions at on how to make one yourself. From what i've read, it's not all that difficult, and in your case, it may save you significant money over importing one from the USA.
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