Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Quick Music Fact...Truss Rod Adjustment

(Left to loosen...Right to tighten,and should have slight bow)
Your truss needs adjusting with the weather seasons.Since the neck is wood,it expands and contracts.The weather change affects the neck and it's curvature.So when the season changes get out your allen wrench and adjust the ol' truss rod.Normally there will be an ever so slight bow(downward)around frets 4 through 8.Look at the diagram, and never...never over tighten the truss rod to where it has an upward bow!
Thanks to Seagull Guitars for the diagram.And they are great quality and sounding acoustic guitars for the price!


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