Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Refined Truss Rod Access Solution

Every guitar I build is a one-off, handmade instrument. Since each one is different, I often encounter problems, which require a creative solution. While building the Highline Prodigy, I wanted the access to the truss rod adjustment nut to be easy, yet inconspicuous. I kept carving away wood at the heel of the neck, the body and the pickguard in order to make it easy to insert an allen wrench into the nut. However, the result started to look a bit clunky. To resolve this problem, I cut a piece of wood that matches the pickguard and made a nice looking cover. I guess it's true that necessity is the mother of invention. Here are some photos of how solved the problem:

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