#1
I am selling my first guitar, an Epiphone SG Special. I have had it for 2 years and the neck is bowed a bit. Before I sell it, I want to adjust the truss rode. When I took off the cover on the headstock, I was expecting to see a nut or something...
I saw a hollow medal rod instead... WDF? There is no way to adjust it? IT is a smooth bore medal tube... omg
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#2
Hmm. Try taking the neck off, the adjuster might be at the pickup end of the neck, like some Fenders.
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Hollow metal rod? That's normal mate, you just use an allen key on it.
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yeah that is a trust rod just a rod, and it isn't a bolt on neck like a fender so no way to take it off
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yeah that is a trust rod just a rod, and it isn't a bolt on neck like a fender so no way to take it off
erm, I'm 95% sure the special is a bolt-on.

Anyways, you use an allen key to adjust the truss rod.
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I have an acoustic where the part of the rod that's fit for an allen wrench is down the shaft a little ways, so the very end of the rod may not look like it takes an allen wrench.
#8
1. no you dont take off the neck.

2. it's either adjusted with an allen wrench inserted into the nut located in the hole.

or

3. it's a bullet rod and you use a ratchet type tool.

4. dont adjust the "rod" until you measure the relief. and know which way you're turning and how much.

examples:
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/trussadjust.htm
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You need an allen key.

Also I don't think you'll be able to sell that guitar for even 30$.
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#10
honestly, if you don't even know what a truss rod is supposed to look like, you probably shouldn't be adjusting it yourself.
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Thanks everybody for your input. I blew into it, and there was sawdust covering part of the hole, so it looked like it was smooth bore. It was indeed turnable by an allan key. I read bit about truss rods and felt comfortable doing it myself. I measured the relief and then adjusted it. I know have a perfectly straight neck on a very cheap guitar.
Here in Atlanta, there is a large market for cheap guitars. I am selling it on craigslist $10 less than any guitar on there.

The intonation still sucks though...

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Quote by Nate.K
I know[sic] have a perfectly straight neck on a very cheap guitar.

Dude, perfectly straight isn't always ideal for a guitar neck. A little bow is good.
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Quote by Nate.K
Thanks everybody for your input. I blew into it, and there was sawdust covering part of the hole, so it looked like it was smooth bore. It was indeed turnable by an allan key. I read bit about truss rods and felt comfortable doing it myself. I measured the relief and then adjusted it. I know have a perfectly straight neck on a very cheap guitar.
Here in Atlanta, there is a large market for cheap guitars. I am selling it on craigslist $10 less than any guitar on there.

The intonation still sucks though...

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You should go ahead and set the intonation then.

It's definitely not going to be any harder than adjusting the truss rod, but it might take you a little longer.
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