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Neck Straightening???



How safe is it for me to straighten the neck on my guitar? I've never done it myself, but I can see the neck is bowing and I have the tools... Is there anything I should keep in mind while doing it? Is there a right and wrong way of doing it?
Any help would be great!


It depends on what kind of rod but make small turns first, like 1/4" to 1/2" turn at a time until you see the results. If the rod is extremely tight and hard to turn you might be better off taking it to someone who is experienced. Otherwise it's no big deal to adjust the neck, you can shoot for anything between .004" and .012" relief at the 8th fret or therebouts, whatever works for you.


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Once you learn to do it you'll be amazed at the difference a neck adustment can make.

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