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Jun 24, 2022 - 7:25:37 PM
1 posts since 6/24/2022

do the Kay K52 banjos have truss rods in them? i'm planning on buying one and i was wondering if they had truss rods so i would know if it would be safe to string it up with steel or if i would need to string it up with nylon to prevent neck warp

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:31:29 PM
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9812 posts since 8/28/2013

I don't believe they have truss rods, but they were made after steel was becoming pretty normal, so you should have no problems. I have played many a banjo (and a few guitars) that didn't have trusses and had been strung with steel and had no issues with them.

Jun 24, 2022 - 9:14:13 PM
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12271 posts since 10/27/2006

No truss rod. Yes to steel reinforcement — not the same thing but close enough for jazz.

I've never had neck issues with any of the Kays that I've owned. It helps that the neck angle is adjustable.

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