Hi guys .. I am now looking to purchase the components to build my first guitar. An easy task I thought, then I looked on the web site for my chosen supplier, David Dyke , and I found that there are different types of truss rods to choose from.
10 x 10mm aluminium U-section type truss rods with an adjustable internal 5mm rod.
Threaded Rod Type 375 x 5mm as above, for 14-fret neck/body join Steel String Guitars
Am I right in saying that the only difference between these two are that the first one has a protective alluminium box around the thread? If so, does it matter which one I get?
If I choose the 5mm threaded rod my channel will be smaller and therefore stronger neck right? The 10mm minimum depth for the aluminium case will not leave very much clearance for rounding the neck and I am concerned that the neck would need to be thicker than I would like it to be. I do like a thinish neck so I am aiming for 20 - 21mm at the nut. Would this be strong enough if I choose the rod with the casing?
Sorry if this is a dense question but I don't want to destroy my first guitar before I even build it.
Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.