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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:54 am 
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I have this Martin on my bench and ai can’t seem to reach the truss rod. The cavity goes in like 3” before I see anything. Inspection with a mirror shows what seems to be the rod but it doesn’t look like the insert for the wrench is in there. Any body k ow what the deal is with it? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 am 
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I suspect that this guitar may be like the other 1.3 million-plus Martins built since 2005, which have a shorter 2-way truss rod requiring a longer 5mm wrench. Do you have someone more familiar with modern Martins available to lead you through the setup process?

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:34 am 
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Yeah they're really buried! I bought a set of Allen wrenches that were longer than anything I had. My D-18 is a 2007 I think, and I use a 5mm wrench that has a shaft that's almost 5 inches long, when it is inserted it's only sticking out of the hole about an inch.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:41 am 
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And the ball end wrenches are a huge help when trying to align things that you can't see.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:57 am 
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Thanks y’all. I thought for a minute that it was broken or something. I do have a a guy I could talk to about it but couldn’t get ahold of him. I appreciate they advice. Thanks


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Last one on the list is the one for these. https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Wrenches/Soundhole_Truss_Rod_Wrenches.html

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