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How to Fix Your Guitar Neck as Easy as Music 123

Updated on June 21, 2010

Fix your Guitar Neck

Whether you are a professional guitar player or just like to play for your own amusement, there is nothing worse than finding your equipment isn’t in tip top condition. To be able to play properly and have your music sounding just right your guitar needs to be in perfect shape.

Easy as Music 123

When the strings, bridge, neck, etc. are all fitted properly you will get the sound output perfectly, but a twisted guitar neck can play can create havoc with achieving that optimal sound. Not only can a twisted neck fail to create the right sound it can be virtually impossible to play.

Having a twisted neck can be a really big problem especially if your guitar is not top of the range. You can spend a lot of money trying to get it repaired if you don’t know what you are doing. You are better to go and talk to one of the experienced staff at Music 123 where they will be able to guide and advice on how to get the problem fixed.

Storing Your Guitar

 

 

You should keep in mind that storing your guitar properly is important toward keeping it in good condition; correct storage helps to maintain the proper shape of the guitar. Wood is affected radically by weather conditions, so you need to make sure your guitar is not exposed to extreme conditions such as damp or excessive heat.

 

It is virtually impossible to get the neck of a guitar back to its original shape if it becomes twisted.  You will come across suggestions for reshaping your guitar, but use caution as you can cause even more damage if you don’t know what you are doing.

 

It is recommended that as soon as you realize you have a twisted guitar neck, rather than trying to fix the problem yourself you take your guitar to a reputable dealer such as Music 123 who can give you advice and help on the best course of action.

 

Don’t ever put your guitar in the hands of someone who doesn’t know what they are doing, as you are likely to end up with an unusable guitar.

Fixing a Twisted Neck Yourself

 

Once you have established the neck of your guitar is warped you need to look for a hex nut inside the body of the guitar or in the headstock. The hex nut is attached to a metal rod called the truss rod. The truss rod passes through the neck of the guitar. You can adjust the neck by tightening or loosening the truss rod.

 

You can adjust your guitar neck by tightening the nut in the truss rod clockwise.  Whilst this sounds relatively easy, be warned, over tightening can break the neck of your guitar, so unless you know what you are doing you are better advised to put the repairs into the hands of a professional like at Music 123.

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