from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tie-rod fastened to the ends of a beam and bearing against a kingpost at the middle, or against queen-posts or truss-blocks between the rod and the beam at intermediate points. It serves to resist deflection of the beam.
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None of the nut and nut-slot issues like the first one they sent me, hardware is all great, the electronics all working beautifully (though the volume knob is currently quite stiff), and the neck laid back nicely with the truss-rod adjustment.
Dove in and changed the strings to make truss-rod, intonation and action adjustments.
The truss-rod between the neck and the body can be adjusted as well and features a screw down cover over it, keeping dust and debris out of the chamber.