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Haze Guitars Releases eBook: Truss Rods Made Easy

DUBLIN, IRELAND, July 1st, 2014 – Haze Guitars announced the release of the first Haze Guitars Guide: Truss Rods Made Easy. This guide—available as a free ebook download from Haze Guitars—lays to rest the mystery and misinformation that plagues the subject of truss rod operation and adjustment.

"I'm always surprised that so many players are happy to work on any other part of their guitars, but are nervous of ever touching the truss rod," said Gerry Hayes, author of the book and owner of Haze Guitars. "It really doesn't have to be so hard."

Truss Rods Made Easy teaches the reader about the different types of truss rod and how they work; the symptoms of the problems truss rods can address; how to measure neck relief easily and cheaply; how to safely adjust a truss rod and what to do with an uncooperative rod.

"It's written to be accessible and fun while still being crammed full of all the information needed to really understand the topic," said Hayes. "This is the first in a planned series, and I'm really looking forward to expanding these."

Truss Rods Made Easy is available in both PDF and iBooks formats from


Haze Guitars is an instrument repair workshop and custom builder in Dublin, Ireland. 




About Haze Guitars

Haze Guitars is a busy guitar repair workshop and instrument builder. Based in Ireland, Haze Guitars is hugely proud of its repeat custom, great word-of-mouth, and the fact that—even on the internet—people say nice things about them. 



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gerry hayes bio

Gerry Hayes Bio

Gerry Hayes has been building guitars for nearly twenty years and has repaired thousands of instruments in his time running Haze Guitars—everything from setups to horribly complex repairs and restorations. He's a guitar geek and loves to share. 

Gerry lives in Dublin, Ireland. He drinks a lot of tea.



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