Modern Tiltback Construction
This is the construction used by all Warmoth tiltback-style headstocks. Features include:
- Double-expanding truss rod that adjusts at the headstock
- Unrivaled stability in all climates
- Modern feel and classic tone
- Widest range of custom options available anywhere
The Double Expanding Truss Rod
The adjustment nut on Modern Tiltback necks is at the headstock. It is not necessary to remove the neck for adjustment.
The Modern neck uses a double-expanding truss rod, installed in a flat slot directly under the fretboard. This rod floats freely within the neck, with only the backward force that counteracts the pull of the guitar strings being transferred to the wood. All the rod's inward compression is absorbed by rod itself. This makes the neck extremely stable through all climates and seasons (perfect for touring guitarists). It also means Modern necks are much less susceptible to warping over time than single rod necks.
Many custom options such as binding, scallops, or inlay, are only available on Modern construction necks.
The force exerted by the headstock end of the double rod is considerable. There must be a minimum 1/8" of wood below the rod end to prevent wood failure in this area. Thinning a neck beyond factory engineered dimensions is not recommended or covered under warranty.