Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

339 truss rod adjustment


Recommended Posts

Hey guys

How often should I need to straighten the neck on my 339? I like a very straight neck w a kiss of bow. It seems like I am having to adjust it almost weekly, and my cue to check it is that I can feel the action seems high. I was told to expect to be more aware of it than my Strat neck, which a solid piece of quarter-sawn maple. Am I in danger of messing up my baby?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Stop tightening it right now and get it to a reputable Luthier or guitar tech ASAP (days not weeks).

It shouldn't be doing that at all, something is most certainly wrong with it.


Many years ago I has a Tokai LP that was doing the same thing action going too high around every 20 to 30 days so a slight tweak of the truss rod always brought it back, BUT eventually a crack appeared in the back of neck (on the curved side) between the 1st and 2nd frets resulting in 1 guitar for parts only as the cost of re-necking it was way more than a new guitar.


As a matter of interest, how old is this guitar, how long has this been happening for and how far have you tightened the rod nut up to now?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...