#1
...That leaving your guitar unstrung ****s it up in some way? If so, how would I go about modding it w/o ****ing it up? Idk where I heard this, I just thought I'd check first
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#2
Ya because the neck has no tension it will begin to bow, a truss rod adjutment can fix it
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#3
so its not perminant?
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#4
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so its not perminant?


If it's left unstrung for a long time, then yes, it can bow the neck. However, taking the strings off slowly will not do anything to it, assuming you put them back on within a few days, just as slowly.
#5
Not sure where this theory began. If it was true after a guitar was strung it would be impossible to paint guitars or put pickups in em. I had a neckthru carvin with the strings off in a case for over a year with no warping etc. And I have taken many guitars apart for long periods of time without any special destringing or restringing rituals.
#6
my friend had the strings off his mim strat for almost 3 months and it didn't move an inch. he did the same with his epi les paul and it did straiten out but 5 minutes after he restrung it it went back to the way it was.
#7
If it is true I've never heard of a single case of it happening. I've personally left the strings off a guitar for months without any detrimental effects.

And if you think about it, when a neck is built it doesn't immediately get attached to a body and strung up. It usually sits on a rack for who knows how long and then gets added to a body when needed. Look at any picture of a guitar custom shop and you'll see rows of necks hanging in the background.
#8
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If it is true I've never heard of a single case of it happening. I've personally left the strings off a guitar for months without any detrimental effects.

And if you think about it, when a neck is built it doesn't immediately get attached to a body and strung up. It usually sits on a rack for who knows how long and then gets added to a body when needed. Look at any picture of a guitar custom shop and you'll see rows of necks hanging in the background.


the truss rods are also completely slack.
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