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“Trust Rod Nut”

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Hello, I was rather surprised when straightening my neck on my 89 reissue of a 60s 335 Dot, for fret crowning.  After moving the wrench 1/4 turn I found the Trust Rod Nut and part the thread of the rod filed down catching the  Rod threads? 

Several Luther’s have since told me this was common practice at the factory  to fit the cover??  The angle of the neck being the problem? It just about works but you pay thousands for that kind of work?  Thanks guess I will try another but and see? 

 

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Well,  there aint know one else out in the world that will duplicate that..  That looks ugly..

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It may have been common practice but as slimt says it's ugly, and incredibly bad workmanship IMO. 

As you say, you pay $$$$ and then you find they've done that. 

I think I better remove my Gibsons TRCs and have a look myself.....[scared]

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I've got two LP's with that same issue; although not as bad as yours. If you adjust the truss rod and the non filed side of the nut lands on the top of the headstock, the truss rod cover might not seat flat on the headstock. It is really poor workmanship.

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Hmm, I've owned a lot of Gibsons over the years & have never come across anything like that.

Scary stuff!

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I've never seen that on any of the Gibsons that have passed through my hands.  

I would not be pleased to discover something like that, something like that should NOT pass through their quality control.

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