Archtop Truss Rod

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mac007
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Archtop Truss Rod

Post by mac007 » Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:28 am

Hi,

For the archtop builders- do you run your truss rod all the way through the neck extension ie the length of the fingerboard?

Or stop at the neck join (14th fret)?

The typical acoustic 2 way truss rods are 100mm too long and I can think of all sorts of reasons to not have up/down pressure on the fingerboard extension.

But doesn't stopping the rod at the neck join open up the possibility of a 'neck hump?"
Truss rod.jpg
Benedetto and Co seem to do it this way.

Any experience or comments much appreciated

mak

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56nortondomy
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Re: Archtop Truss Rod

Post by 56nortondomy » Thu Mar 30, 2023 4:28 pm

I stop mine near the extension joint. I make my own and they're just a single action truss rod not dual action.
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mac007
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Re: Archtop Truss Rod

Post by mac007 » Thu Mar 30, 2023 7:34 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I've ordered a 370mm.

chrs
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