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Old 12-23-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Les Paul Trus Rod missing

Hello. I have a problem with my Les Paul. Opened the Trus Rod cover and noticed that there is no nut. The neck is curved so it definetly needs adjustments. But how? Is it possible to repair? See image below!

http://shrani.najdi.si/?22/up/346dp9WS/dsc0010.jpg
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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Is it an epiphone?
did you buy it new?
if you answered yes to these, you need to contact Epipone and have them do a waranty replacement/fix on it (their guitars have a lifetime waranty on things like this).
It looks like the adjustment nut has broken off, I'm not 100% but thats what it looks like.

You can have it repaired, but it will probably cost a good amount. You will need a luthier to remove the fret-board and install a new truss-rod.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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The answer is no and no. Its a vintage v100 and i bought it used about a year ago.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
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It's the ol' snapped truss rod trick... Someone overtightened it and it broke. As Rob mentioned, it can be fixed, but it won't be cheap. How much did you pay for the guitar and what is it worth? If it's valuable enough, you can contact a luthier and have it fixed. If there are no luthiers in your area, try contacting someone like StewMac. They can give you an estimate. Just make sure you're seated.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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The answer is no and no. Its a vintage v100 and i bought it used about a year ago.

if it's not a Gibson or Epiphone, it may not have a nut like those do.

See if you can get a closer look inside of the hole, it might just be an allen key adjustment rather than an external nut type adjustment.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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some companies used to (and may still do) screw on nuts...my old vesters had it and I had them fall off a couple of times. See if you can use a small screw driver to touch the rod thats in there and feel for a thread.....

removing the fret board is actually very easy (assuming the right glues were used)...use a clothes iron and towel to heat and remove (plenty of things online to show you how)
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:45 AM   #7
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If it was indeed broken you can use something like this:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/S...1&xst=3&xsr=146

But due to the cost I would call a repair shop to see if they can do that for you. It would be cheaper than buying the tool.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:14 AM   #8
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Sorry. Its a Hex key. It is verry, verry deep so its not visible.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #9
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Sorry. Its a Hex key. It is verry, verry deep so its not visible.


It happens, glad you got it sorted out.
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