I know that the recommended string height above the top at bridge is 9 to 12mm for classical guitars. On one of my guitars I have really low action, about 2.5/2mm, but string height above the top is 11,5-12mm. The setup is done extremely well so this actually works when I'm not plucking too hard. But what if I decide to rise the saddle with lets say 1mm ? Then the string height above the top will be 13mm... Will this put too much stress on the guitar in the long run? When are you out of the "safe zone" so to speak? - I understand this is a matter of how the guitar is built, but in general.
: After some careful examination it's safe to say that the guitar was built to work with low action. Adding 0.5mm to the nut and the small buzz on the opens strings were gone.
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1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1975 - Atushi Nakamura No.15
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1980 - Hirade Master Arte 8
1996 - Masaru Kohno Maestro
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