Guitars with "Spoke Wheel" truss rod

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  1. eloann

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    Adding to the list : Acacia Titan

    Also made as a 7 string, though no pictures seem to exist
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    I love them/use them whenever possible. I also build 7's
     
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    Another addition to the list: Balaguer Thicket BB

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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Is that a production guitar ?
     
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    Cloudy Pacific Wood Lab

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    I absolutely LOVE the spokewheel trussrods. I had a silhouette with one a few years ago and really haven't looked backed. They're insanely convenient, never strip out like regular trussrods, and dont require specific tools.

    I started building guitars last year and I put them in all my necks, only real downside is that theyre quite a lot thicker than usual trussrods (at least the stewmac ones are) and they're trickier to route/build into necks. None of that is really on the burden of a player though.

    Ive tried a few of his builds with the trussrod access on the 21st fret its really cool and completely unnoticable while you're playing. Probably my favourite install for the spokewheel trussrods.

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    There are production runs on pre-order basis and it's also available with a few custom options - actually potentially for less since the Evertune and Fluence are the most expensive upcharges
     
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    Like many others in the thread, it's not a seven string but...

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    LordIronSpatula A series of interconnected fortune cookies.

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    Sorry for the brief hijack but does that Stream have an ebony board? Was that also a JDM model?
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    I've played a Klein Electric Guitar that does not have a truss rod -- the neck is solid Guatemalan Rosewood. They are already designed for the proper relief with 010 strings. It's been through humid, tropical environments close to the equator and cold winters in Canada. And yet. no change in relief -- and perfect action. Rock solid.
     
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    I'd like to point out that not all truss rods are adjusted with allen wrenchs. I have two guitars that use what looks a little like a socket style wrench. I'm not sure, but I feel like finding a set of socket style wrenches that would fit conveniently in the small space of the truss rod adjustment pocket wouldn't be as easy...
     
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    I leave my truss rod covers off or if i have a guitar built to spec I do it without a truss rod cover, seems to be pretty convenient and it's not an adjustment you need to make often, so I wouldn't fret too much if you find a guitar you like that doesn't have that feature
     
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    Yeah, I typically leave the cover off and have the necessary wrench/key in the case for each guitar. It's a very quick adjustment (except for the Charvel which needs the neck taken off, but that thing's so awesome it's worth the inconvenience).
     
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    I started building my own guitars with the spoke wheel as well due to lack of production options. The Stewmac truss rods are not great, I did two. The ones on eBay are much thinner and don't require as deep of a route, that way you can get a thinner neck. Wish I had used them sooner, they also look much nicer.

    Search for: "for Guitar Spoke Wheel Guitar truss rod 460mm 18in Two Way Dual Action"
     

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