Guild acoustics: I need a truss rod tool

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  1. gretev

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    I am looking for a wrench for the truss rods on two Guild acoustics that I own. One is a circa 2007 Guild F47M the other a circa 2011 Guild D55. I live in Switzerland and Guild acoustic nuts and screws have US measurements. Every time I brought my Guilds into Swiss guitar shops for adjustments I ask if they sell tools so I can adjust my acoustics at home. The Swiss vendors say they do not sell tools for US sized nuts and screws. They also do not know where to acquire them. How is it possible that they own tools to adjust my guitars yet don't know where to acquire them. Can anyone help me here?
    I just don't want to keep dragging my acoustic guitars to the shop every time I want a minor adjustment. Maybe I can buy Guild tools online? Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Thank you.
     
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    Try StewMac.com. They are kind of expensive, but should have what you need.
     
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    Some are, some aren't, that's why I asked if it's a nut.
     
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    There are so many guitar options that he ought to email Stew Mac and get the kind for his specific guitars. They are about 12 bucks a piece.
     
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    That's ridiculous. They're not special tools.
     
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    These are special tools and he is only going to need one of them. They are extra nice with bent shafts and a hand grip. I would link it but don’t know how.
     
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    Psst! Wanna buy a bridge guv?..
     
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    Here are two pictures of the truss rod bolt of my F47M. Unfortunately I do not know if it‘s 1/4“. I will take measurements as soon as I have time. Also, I will take a picture of the D55 truss rod later. Thanks for the replies.
     

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    Just search for Truss Rod Wrench, 1/4" buy the cheapest one.
     
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    are you sure it‘s a 1/4“ nut?
     
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    According to the little bit of research I did they are.
     
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    Thanks for posting pics. The guilds that I’ve had each had their truss rod acces in the body of the guitar.
     
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    most times the box end of a standard combination wrench will work on the nut in a head stock.
     
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    All common tools in Europe are metric.
     
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    i have standard and metric tools but keep forgetting the usa is the black sheep of measuring and fastener sizing.
     
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    So do I, but my imperial tools don't get much use these days.
     
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    Yes it's the same type as Taylor guitars.
     
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