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Graphite neck question.

Post by NoodlerKS on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Hey all,

First time caller here. A friend gave me a modulus graphite neck and I was wondering if anyone here could help me with some questions. I believe these were put on some Westone guitars at one time. I need suggestions for what body might fit with the correct 25.5 scale length. Obviously I would prefer a Villain or something from Westone as I'm sure it would fit like a jem but i'm not having much luck on ebay/craigslist etc.

More importantly I'm having some concerns regarding the truss rod. I wanted to make sure it functions/adjusts before going on my hunt for a body. If I tap the back of the neck I hear a little rattle from the rod. I understand this can sometimes be normal if it is set to loose (which it is) but I wanted to tighten it up a bit to make sure it wasn't snapped. Here is my problem....it looks like a nut or something that would thread onto the truss rod is missing. I can't adjust anything. Does anyone know what it might parts or tools I might be need or am I screwed? Thanks in advance.


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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:08 pm

how much of that truss rod is left popping out there? looks sheared off to me, potentially a nightmare, or if the pics are decieving potentially really easy fix

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by NoodlerKS on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:21 pm

Thanks for your reply,
3/8" is left popping out. The pic might be a bit deceiving. I can't determine if there are any thread's sticking out. Hopefully if it is sheared off I could still make a small adjustment with some small pliers. I imagine since it is graphite it wouldn't need but one adjustment as long as string gauge/tension stayed the same.

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:24 pm

Ok, it looks like a thread on it, and about 9mm? measure the rod's dia. and get a truss nut to fit.
I'm not familliar with these necks but I'm sure one of the other guys with vastly more knowledge than myself will be along shortly with more/better help.

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by Meadows on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:19 pm

Hey Ks, Welcome

Found this the other day, might be of use

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dm_5GDHT2A

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by NoodlerKS on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:21 pm

Thanks for the welcome Meadows.

Funny enough I just watched this about an hour ago. I was interested until I saw the kit runs $249

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by Meadows on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:47 pm

Ouch !!! $$$

Maybe a local luthier might have one you could borrow if you think it will fix the situation, looks like a fairly quick job Smile

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:56 pm

I think it's pretty fair to say a luthier won't let his tools go out on loan, he might however repair something for you. Smile

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Re: Graphite neck question.

Post by Barry on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:34 pm

My close personal friend Dan Erlewine makes it all look so easy doesn't he?

'Course he does have a workshop the size of an airplane hangar, stocked with every friggin' tool imaginable! Neutral

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