#1
I think it's got a slight "U" shaped bend in it, but my sisters say it looks perfectly straight. What do you think?



If it is bent, which way would I have to turn the truss rod to fix it, and how much?
#2
It looks bent to me since your strings seem to almost touch the first fret but are very high above the 12th fret...

Personally I don't ever turn my truss rod myself but I let it do by a specialist, just to be sure it gets done right.
#3
Quote by wibber
It looks bent to me since your strings seem to almost touch the first fret but are very high above the 12th fret...

Personally I don't ever turn my truss rod myself but I let it do by a specialist, just to be sure it gets done right.



Or he has high action...


Your neck's meant to be bent a little bit so the notes don't suffer too much buzz, if your neck were dead straight, you'd have horrible sustain/tone/buzz.
#4
Quote by wibber
It looks bent to me since your strings seem to almost touch the first fret but are very high above the 12th fret...

Personally I don't ever turn my truss rod myself but I let it do by a specialist, just to be sure it gets done right.
I have super-high action above the higher frets because I set up my bridge so that it floats. But I'll change that next time I change strings.

But I'm pretty sure that the neck is in fact bent, since the back of the neck looks curved too.
#5
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#6
That's how a neck is supposed to be. Simple as that.
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#7
yeah , it looks bent, but don't try to adjust the trussrod yourself .. I did it and it got worse take it to the guitar store to a setup
#8
well there needs to be bowed somewhat (FYI:the term for how much bow thee is is neck relief) or else it will kill your sustain and cause buzzing. it looks like you have really low neck relief as it is, so it shouldn't need an adjustment (which you can do yourself if you read up on how, it's not as big a deal as some people make it out to be)
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#9
Ok, I'll take your word for it. I was worried though because I remember seeing a thread where the TS's neck looked perfectly straight to me, and the other people said it was obviously warped.

I guess there's no need for it anymore, but Kozlic asked for it, so here it is.

The camera was slightly tilted btw.
#10
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
well there needs to be bowed somewhat (FYI:the term for how much bow thee is is neck relief) or else it will kill your sustain and cause buzzing. it looks like you have really low neck relief as it is, so it shouldn't need an adjustment (which you can do yourself if you read up on how, it's not as big a deal as some people make it out to be)



But a lot of people neglect the 1/4 turns and think "oh I'll just do whole turns cause it'll be faster" and then **** up really bad. +1 to the neck looks fine.
#11
I can't really see that it's bent from those pics tbh.
I've adjusted my truss rod to correct the neck and it's now fine. My advice would be to make small 1/4 adjustments and then tune it and leave it for 24 hours and then have another look.

But your neck looks ok. But the action does look high further up the neck but thats probably your bridge setup making it do that.
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#12
to be sure on the 6th string using both our hands place your finger on the 12th and 1st fret at the same time check the height of the string over the 7th fret if there is a slight gap its ok if its big, give your truss rod a slight(very little) turn towards the tuning keys.
if you have any buzz on the 1st and 2nd fret turn it away from the keys