COMMON TRUSS ROD
OME GRAND ARTIST RENAISSANCE
Shown playing my Mondello Accutone
Tenor-AZ Banjo Blast
Oysters and Fish and Trees were injured and killed long before
they were made into inlay and glue and banjos :)
Her Dad had an unfortunate incident, and it was not the first
time I have seen such a tragedy
Musicians get in a hurry sometimes and he accidentally
backed over his Ome while it was in a soft case and it took
the neck all the way out
Cathy had it for years and got it to me, so I could get
it back into the parts world and re-purpose the peghead inlay,
fingerboard, truss rod
And have a carving example from the heel.
The rest is in tiny pieces so the head stock will just be
good for a few inlay
I pulled the board the rest of the way off, and will clean the
I repaired a small chip on it on the side of the 1 fret block
and repaired that one piece of inlay thats gone from it
After pulling the filler stick, Ican get the truss out
It can be re-bent striaght and re-used
Fragility of Trussed necks vs Laminated
As you can see, on the Ome, which has a thin fast neck, the
pocket is cut all the way into the laminate,
This is up by the peghead.
After cutting the shattered wood, it is the same at the heel
So this is how it looks going thru the neck
The problem I have with this is that laminates separate with
heat/cold/wet/dry cycles and when they are compromised there
is no rigidity on the back side of the truss rod.
So I feel that 2 piece necks that are laminated and then
trussed, and made thin, can be more susceptible to warp and
bow just from going across the nation.
I have seen it first hand on Ome and other instruments of this
There is always a trade -off when you go for a certain way of
If the filler stick loses its glue bond, it will pop the
fingerboard up and off. Seen that too.
Even the shards from under the fingerboard will be re-used, as
Well Ms. C, at least that looks a little better in this guise
Trying to make the best of a bad situation!
All parts are marked so that if my kids are left with it they
will know its history