Based on member demand, The Gear Page is pleased to announce that our Apparel Merch Shop is now open. The shop’s link is in the blue Navigation bar (on the right side), “Shop,” with t-shirts, hats, neck buffs, and stickers to start. Here’s the direct link: www.thegearpageshop.com
You’ll find exclusive high-quality apparel and merchandise; all items are ethical, sustainably produced, and we will be continuously sourcing and adding new choices.
We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.
Authentic has a truss rod. Just not adjustable. It is the old style T-bar. Made of steel. BTW, ebony was used mid 20s to 1934, late 1934 to 1942 changed to steel T-bar, 44-46 back to ebony (WWII steel shortage) and back to the T bar until about 67.Interesting note....Martin recently issued the "D-18 Authentic", made dead-on as a 1930's guitar, without truss rod and using hide glue and they sound unreal, above and beyond the Golden Era reissues. Absolutely huge, and thats even before they're properly played-in. I'm sure the ebony reinforcing rod (in lieu of a truss rod) has something to do with it, but you can't discount the effect hide glue has on the instrument's joining and resonance.