Larrivée Truss Rod Wrenches

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Notes from the Larrivée Frequently Asked Questions


VERY IMPORTANT
Never tighten the truss rod more than 1 full turn from the loose position. If at all possible, have a professional do the job for you.


Where is the truss rod?

Our truss rod is located on the inside of the guitar, where the neck joins the body. You can see it by sticking a small mirror (Like a woman's compact) inside the guitar and looking up under the fingerboard. There is a little hex connector there where the truss rod adjustment key fits.

How do I use the truss rod?

If at all possible, have a professional do this, or have them show you how. However, if you are set on doing this yourself, please follow these instructions.

  1. If your guitar has too much front bow in its neck and you're trying to flatten its neck, tighten the truss rod (No more than 3/4 of a turn.)
  2. If your guitar has a back bow and you're trying to flatten it, loosen the truss rod.

VERY IMPORTANT
Never tighten the truss rod more than 1 full turn from the loose position. If at all possible, have a professional do the job for you.

What is the truss wrench size?

We have two wrenches, depending when your guitar was manufactured. The newer style truss rod uses a wrench that is silver, shaped like an L and measures 5/32nds. The older style wrench is black, shaped like a J and measures 3/16ths.

Where to buy

Available from Cherokee Guitar Company

Two styles

Old Style
(pre-2000, 40000 serial number and lower), then you will likely need the old style tool.

New style

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LarriveeTrussRodToolNew.jpg

See: Larrivée Serial Numbers