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11. April 2014 · Comments Off on Now Available – Custom Engraved Truss Rod Cover for Jackson guitars · Categories: New products · Tags: , , , ,

Custom Engraved Truss Rod Cover for Jackson guitars

 

We are now offering custom engraved truss rod covers for Import Jackson guitars. The truss rod cover is patterned after a 1990’s Jackson guitar that was made in Japan. This is a great way to add a little extra personalization to your favorite Jackson guitar!

Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies currently offers customer engraved truss rod cover for Gibson, Epiphone, PRS, PRS SE, Ibanez, Schecter, Gretsch, ESP/LTD, Carvin and Guild guitars.

If you have any questions about our custom engraved truss rod covers, you can send us an email at support.

07. February 2014 · Comments Off on Now Available – ESP/LTD and CARVIN truss rod covers · Categories: New products · Tags: , , ,

ESP CARVIN TRC blog

 

We are proud to now offer custom engraved truss rod covers for ESP/LTD and Carvin guitars.  Each truss rod cover can be engraved with up to 2 line of text. You can choose from two of our available fonts to add some flare to your message.

Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies currently offers customer engraved truss rod cover for Gibson, Epiphone, PRS, PRS SE, Ibanez, Schecter, Gretsch and Guild guitars.

If you have any questions about our custom engraved truss rod covers, you can send us an email at support.

28. July 2013 · Comments Off on Engraved Signature Truss Rod Covers – Now Available! · Categories: General, New products · Tags: ,

,Signature on PRS truss rod coverPopular among guitar manufactures is to add models based on guitars used by your favorite artists. Almost every major manufacturer makes them for a host of artists from every genre of guitar-based music. You will find signature models for Eddie Van Halen – EVH, Paul Gilbert – Ibanez, Carlos Santa – PRS, Slash – Gibson and Epiphone, and the list goes on and on.

Almost everyone that plays guitar has personalized their guitar. Whether it be changing the pickups, replacing knobs, adding decals or just removing the pickguard.  Why not have your very own signature model guitar? Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies can now engrave your signature on a truss rod cover. We are not using a special script font to simulate a signature, but your actual signature.

To make a truss rod cover with your signature on it you will need to provide us with a copy of your signature. On each product page you will find a downloadable PDF with an outline of your truss rod cover and instructions. The PDF will contain two truss rod cover outlines. We suggest that you sign your name twice and circle the example you prefer.  Make sure you use consistent pressure so the line thickness is even throughout. Try to keep your signature within the double lines.  We will try to replicate your truss rod cover to look like your example. If you sign your name at an angle it will be engraved that way. Try to be creative with your signature…the more stylized the better.

Signature sample

Once your order is received we will convert your signature into a vector for engraving. This is the most time consuming part of making the truss rod cover. It requires us to manually tracing your signature for engraving. Variation in line thickness will not be engraved.  

Original signature converted to vector for truss rod cover

Signature sample FINAL

When purchasing the truss rod cover you will get an opportunity to enter special instructions. You could ask us to fix small errors, center the signature, enlarge, etc. Another option would be to add text along with your signature. For example…You could ask us to add Model using font B below the signature. Any of our standard engraved truss rod cover listings will include a list of available font for engraving. If clarification of the instruction is need, we will contact you before making the truss rod cover.  

The engraved “Signature” truss rod covers are located here on our website. If you have any questions about a signature truss rod cover, you can send us an email at support.

16. July 2013 · Comments Off on New Photo Gallery – Engraved and Full Color Custom Truss Rod Covers! · Categories: General · Tags: , ,

Custom Engraved Truss Rod Cover

We make a lot of custom truss rod covers and many follow the basic 1 or 2 lines of text.   Most of the time, if it is an interesting design or is a special request from a customer, we share an image of the truss rod cover on our Facebook page.   Because of all the search engine traffic, we think it would be a good idea to add a link to these photos on our blog too.   If you click on the “CUSTOM TRUSS ROD COVER GALLERY” link below the header, it will take the truss rod cover photos from Facebook and display them here.

If you decide to go beyond the basic 1 or 2 lines of text or need a little help designing a truss rod cover please contact us at support@philadelphialuthiertools.com.   There may be additional fees for some custom work.

22. March 2013 · Comments Off on New truss rod cover design for Gibson® and Epiphone® guitars · Categories: General, New products · Tags: , ,

New truss rod cover shapes for Gibson and EpiphoneIn early December 2012, we were contacted by the Gibson Corp. about our use of the Gibson bell design for the truss rod covers that were selling.  They asked us to stop producing the truss rod covers and that the bell design was protected by their trademark. We were unaware that the shape of the truss rod cover was protected by a registered trademark.  The protected trademark included the standard Gibson bell shape used on almost all Gibson guitars and the Epiphone truss rod cover with the similar design.

Gibson has no problem with us engraving their own products.  The only problem is that Gibson only sells the Gibson bell shaped truss rod cover(PRTR-010) and none of the Epiphone truss rod covers.  With some help from Gibson, we came up with the above design changes for truss rod covers.   Customers who order a custom engraved Gibson truss rod cover will get a genuine Gibson product engraved by us.  For the full color Gibson and Epiphone truss rod covers we will be using our new truss design.  They still have the same mounting hole locations and share the same bottom edge as the original.  The sides are a little narrower and the top has more pronounced shoulders.

Overall the new design is a good compromise.  This should keep most of our Gibson and Epiphone customers happy.  Because these are our own design, we will allow others to use these on their own guitar builds without worrying about violating any trademark.  If you have any questions please contact us at support.