Set neck electrics both solid body and semi hollowbody rarely develop cracks but now s the time to go hunting.
Acoustic electric guitar set up.
Remove the truss rod cover.
Setting up an acoustic guitar from start to finish with a few tips and in fairly great detail.
String height or action describes the distance between the top of your frets to the bottom of your strings.
Sight the neck please read the beginning of this article for thorough instruction on sighting your guitar s neck.
There is only one thing about buying off the rack acoustic steel string guitars that really really sucks and that s the setup or rather the lack of it.
Using a set of micrometers our repairer measures the string gauge and makes a note of it on our set up tag.
How to buy maintain set up troubleshoot and repair your guitar by paul balmer jun 15 2011 4 7 out of 5 stars 10.
By guitar setup i mean what many people refer to as the action of the guitar.
Many people think you cant.
Most acoustic guitars are factory fitted with light gauge 12 53 or 12 54 strings although some of the high end manufacturers notably taylor and collings now fit medium gauge 13 56 strings as standard.
Use a straightedge for added assurance pictured.
Should be detailed enough to answer basic questions.
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Tune the guitar to desired pitch.
I show how to alter the action height and how to adjust the intonation.
Thanks to cheap labor and mass manufacturing in china there is a surprisingly wide variety of acoustic guitars available for around 100.
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Set the relief capo the first fret and press the 15th fret with your finger then use your feeler gauge on the 8th fret to measure the height.
Acoustic guitars might all be built for a common purpose but they are as individual as the people who play them so to make sure that your guitar is not only at its optimum when it comes to playing but comfortable and suited to your own personal needs.
Acoustic guitars are best inspected with an automotive or dental inspection mirror and a small flashlight.
The acoustic guitar handbook.
This distance plays a key role in your setup because it determines the ease in which your guitar can be played.
Check problem areas such as the neck joint and the section of the headstock behind the nut.
Setting up an acoustic guitar.
Action determines how much pressure and distance is required for the string to make full contact with each fret.