#1
I bought a body and neck from guitarfetish.com as part of their factory blowout sale. It is an ibanez s style body with a floyd rout and a bolt on neck, which is a reverse washburn nuno style. I am having problems with what i think is the neck angle or truss rod. Once the guitar was assembled, all the strings were fretting out at the 12th fret, but not near the bridge or the nut. This leads me to believe there may be a warp in the neck or something like that, so if i post pictures, i was wondering if you guys could help me figure out what's going on.
#2
Pics would probably help
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#4
Ok, how hard would something like that be to fix? and how do i get pics on this site? i dont want to take it in to the shop because that would cost a lot, and my goal was to build a decent floyd rose guitar for cheep.
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#10
I agree with forsaknazrael - if you're not comfortable with setting up your axe, you can make the neck unuseable with the truss rod adjustment.

If you're brave:
http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/trussrods.htm
http://www.athensmusician.net/archive/2001-05-01_geneimbody1.php
http://webpages.charter.net/bricli/EasyAction/trussrod.html

#11
I'm not totally sure what I want to do. I don't really want to spend the money to have the shop adjust it, but I don't want to screw it up either. I just took some measurements and this is what i came up with

String Height-(measured on low E string from the bottom of the string to the top of the fretboard. all measurements good to 1 significant figure)
at nut-3mm
6th fret-3.2mm
12th fret-3.5mm
18th fret-3.5mm
24th fret-3mm

I also measured out where each string frets out, except for the high e, which is broken. What i mean by fret out is when playing from open, 1st fret, 2nd fret, etc, the different note I could hear was on the listed fret.
e-broken
B-5
G-4
D-5
A-6
E-6

I don't know if any of that may help explain what's wrong any better. Also, pressing down on the first fret seems slightly awkward, as more force is needed then on most guitars. This leads me to believe the nut might be slightly to high.

Thanks for helping out guys . Any thoughts on all of this?
#13
Quote by forsaknazrael
I would just shell out the cash for a setup. It'll be worth it - your guitar will play much better.


Yeah...I'll probably end up taking it in before work today...at least this way I won't screw anything up.
#15
I don't like supporting guitar center for the same reason I don't support walmart.

E.M. Short's guitars is where I've gotten most all of my equipment, and they do a good job for a decent price. (plus you feel better about yourself when you but locally.)