#1. How do I care for my Singleton Axe?
One of the best products we have found for cleaning and shining a Singleton guitar is Nu Finish. This product can be found at most any auto parts store. Lightly dab onto a micro fiber cloth towel and buff to a luster. If the guitar needs just a light touch up, Music Nomad guitar polish “ONE” is a great choice. All of our instruments come with a satin finish to the back of the neck. In time, oils form your skin and overall playing will cause this finish to buff and shine. This can be corrected by the use of a little steel wool “0000” to the back of neck, being careful not to touch the gloss finished areas of the instrument. You can also use Naptha or Lighter Fluid to clean your fingerboard (bare wood boards only). Occasionally oil the fingerboard with a light oil. We have found F-ONE oil from Music Nomad to be a great product for this. Lemon oil works well also. Apply the oil and wipe on a generous amount, wait a few seconds and buff off all excess oil with a separate clean towel.
#2. How often do I need to adjust the Truss Rod?
We have found due to seasonal weather changes. Most guitars need a neck adjustment maybe twice a year. As the weather, moisture changes a slight truss rod adjustment can be done to correct a concave or convex bow in the neck.
Make sure guitar in tune!
Using a capo at the first fret (directly placed behind the fret) then put your right index finger on the low "E" string. Then use .010 feeler gauge at the 7th fret, slide the feeler gauge between the "E"and the 7th fret, be sure the gauge is straight with the string. If the gap between the string and the 7th fret is too great adjust the truss rod nut turning clockwise.
Note: There should be a slight drag sliding the gauge in and out.
If the drag is too tight a counter clockwise turn of the truss rod is needed.
Important: Less than a quarter turn with the truss rod should normally be required to add relief or take out relief in the neck.
#3. What wood(s) should I choose?