Old Town Lutherie

310 E. Biddle St. Baltimore, MD 21202

(443) 977-5658

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Cordoba Truss Rod Replacement

Welp, we did it again. This time it was a overtightened truss rod on a Cordoba Flamenco guitar where the adjusting nut had broken. So…… we took the board off and installed a nice fresh one! Here’s the pics to prove it.

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This time the fretboard was fully adhered to the neck so we used a little but of heat and patience to remove it.
We use a watlow heating pad and house made rheostat box which is appropriately made out of an old reverb tank that no longer worked. We really like reusing materials in the shop.


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Here you can see how bent the old truss is and that it’s missing the adjusting nut.

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We used high strength rupper bands as a clamp for this glue up.11791266_10153006523222361_1507557788_o
Here you can see the guitar in our new neck jig. This great tool simulates string tension to achieve optimal fret work. 2015-07-23 14.45.18

And a shot of yours truly standing proudly behind the neck jig. 2015-07-25 13.02.05

Strung up and ready to play!2015-07-25 13.01.42