Question about string height above top

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rinneby
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Re: Question about string height above top

Postby rinneby » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:55 am

I'm taking the guitar to my luthier today. Will report back!

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1973 - Aria AG-50
1984 - José Giménez No.204

You are the instrument, not the guitar

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Re: Question about string height above top

Postby simonm » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:24 am

rinneby wrote:I'm taking the guitar to my luthier today. Will report back!

/Jon



A bit late with this suggestion - to test something you can always put a little bit of veneer, paper or card under the nut or saddle to see what the effect would be. You can get ends of veneer on the auction site - a couple of euros would get you a lifetime supply for this kind of purpose.

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Re: Question about string height above top

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:08 am

doesnt look like you have any room to lower it on the treble side.

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Re: Question about string height above top

Postby rinneby » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:30 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:doesnt look like you have any room to lower it on the treble side.

No need to lower, it was too low :)

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1973 - Aria AG-50
1984 - José Giménez No.204

You are the instrument, not the guitar

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Re: Question about string height above top

Postby rinneby » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:39 am

simonm wrote:A bit late with this suggestion - to test something you can always put a little bit of veneer, paper or card under the nut or saddle to see what the effect would be. You can get ends of veneer on the auction site - a couple of euros would get you a lifetime supply for this kind of purpose.

I'm now back from the luthier and he was hugely impressed with the guitar. The craftsmanship is superb, according to him. After some careful examination we both agreed on that the guitar was built to work with low action. Maybe a custom order? Anyway, all we did was adding 0.5mm to the nut and the small buzz on the opens strings were gone. Inside the bracing is floating on the bottom and 7-fan on the top.

This is probably not a guitar Julian Bream would pick as his first choice. But it's wonderfully easy to play, sounds sweet, yet clear and will work very well as a practice or late night playing guitar. Or... just as it is.

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1973 - Aria AG-50
1984 - José Giménez No.204

You are the instrument, not the guitar


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