Truss Rod Replacement

This is an early 70’s Fender 12 String which was damaged when the wrong Allen wrench was used to adjust the truss rod—stripping it out. Since it was more work to extract the nut from the small opening in the headstock, the rosewood fingerboard was removed and the nut was replaced. Heat was used to loosen the hide glue and separate the fingerboard from the neck. Once the fingerboard was off, it was found that the truss rod had come loose and needed to be re-glued, making this repair all the more worthwhile. After the epoxy hardened and the fingerboard was reglued, the instrument was re-strung and was like new again.