FlexStrong Compression-Tension Truss Rods

PID: 89338951

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  • Regular price $ 28.00





Mike Gutsch, our friend and Allied shopmate is growing his FlexStrong line with a  new Compression-Tension Rod to accompany his lauded line of truss rods and kerfing.

These rods are great for:

  • Those who want to minimize neck weight.
  • Those who are building Fender style necks.
  • Those who are building thin necks.
  • Classical builders, including those who want easy soundhole access with our extended length version.

Features of the new Compression-Tension rod include:

  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Simple dual-action design that allows for smooth, fine adjustment (but not so fine that you risk bottoming out the threads or being overly tedious to adjust)
  • Adjustment rod spins freely within anti-vibration tubing so rod can never bind up inside neck in either direction
  • Induction-brazed for superior strength, reliability and consistency
  • Electro-cleaned and passivated for ultimate corrosion resistance and neat look
  • Custom lengths available
  • Designed and manufactured right here in our Healdsburg, California shop by Mike Gutsch Guitars exclusively for Allied Lutherie

Custom Lengths

We can cut rods in any custom length! To order rods in a custom length, select the part number for custom length rods above and place your order, then send an email with your custom length to sales@alliedlutherie.com. Please specify the length without the nut, which adds an additional 3/4 inches the overall length of the rod.

  • Selecting a length: There should be at least 0.75" of wood to abut the blocks under tension (ie reverse). So, please be sure to choose a rod length that will place the blocks at least 0.75" from the end of the heel. Also, unlike a normal truss rod, the adjustment nut should not extend beyond the nut (in other words: not into the headstock).
  • Click here for complete installation instructions
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Lengths don't include the 0.75" of thread/nut beyond the end block.
  • Compression-Tension rods are made to order.  Please allow 2 to 4 business days for them to ship.  Get in touch if you need to rush the order and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • If you choose the custom size option then please contact us to let us know what size you would like
Part No. Description Price Ea. 6 - 11 12 + 100+
Note: Lengths don't include the 0.75" adjustment nut
PCTRFSS FlexStrong Truss rod, classic or 12-fret, 12.5",Pat. $25.00 $22.00 $20.50 Call
PCTRFS FlexStrong Truss rod, steel string, 13.75",Pat. $25.00 $22.00 $20.50 Call
PCTRFSE FlexStrong Truss rod, electric guitar, 16.5",Pat. $27.00 $24.00 $22.50 Call
PCTRFSEB FlexStrong Truss rod, elect./banjo, 17.25",Pat. $27.00 $24.00 $22.50 Call
PCTRFSB FlexStrong Truss rod, bass, 21.25",Pat. $32.00 $29.00 $27.50 Call
PCTRFSC FlexStrong Truss rod, Your Custom Length $32.00 $29.00 $27.50 Call
PCTRFSEC FlexStrong Truss rod, extended classic or 12-fret, 13.19",Pat. $31.00 $28.00 $26.50 Call


 Note: We do test all the rods in a testing jig with a torque wrench to 40 inch-pounds before we send them out, which is much more torque than any rod will experience in a guitar. While we are very convinced of  the strength and durability of our rods, if the rod does break in the neck, all we can do is replace the rod; we cannot compensate for more than that.