FlexStrong Compression-Tension Truss Rods

PID: 89338951

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  • Regular price $ 30.00
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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

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 total overall length, including the 3/4" for the nut. 

  • Selecting a length: There should be at least 0.75" of wood to about 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 include the 0.25" 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 include the 0.75" adjustment nut
PCTRFSS FlexStrong Truss rod, classic or 12-fret, 12.875" total length,Pat. $27.00 $24.00 $22.50 Call
PCTRFS FlexStrong Truss rod, steel string, 14.125" total length,Pat. $27.00 $24.00 $22.50 Call
PCTRFSE FlexStrong Truss rod, electric guitar, 16.875",Pat. $29.00 $26.00 $24.50 Call
PCTRFSEB FlexStrong Truss rod, elect./banjo, 17.25",Pat. $29.00 $26.00 $24.50 Call
PCTRFSB FlexStrong Truss rod, bass, 21.625",Pat. $34.00 $31.00 $29.50 Call
PCTRFSC FlexStrong Truss rod, Your Custom Length $34.00 $31.00 $29.50 Call
PCTRFSEC FlexStrong Truss rod, extended classic or 12-fret, 13.19",Pat. $32.00 $30.00 $28.50 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.