Correct, typo. The string height at the top at the bridge is approximately 11,5-12mm with 3.5mm saddle sticking up and maybe 4.5mm in the slot. But this gives 2.5/2mm at 12th fret... Sure you could sand down the fretboard, but that must be considered a last option. The guitar is playable as it is, with (almost) no buzzing, quite impressive actually. But a little higher action is preferable.geoff-bristol wrote: I take your 0.9mm/ 1.2mm to be a typo ? ( 9mm - 12mm ? )
When fretting first position (F) on 6th string I actually don't get any buzz when playing normal. But I can't dig into the guitar very much... I need to get up at least 0.5-1mm in the best of worlds. The question is more how to achieve this without rising the saddle 2mm = 14mm above the topMichael.N. wrote:You must be holding back to get hardly any buzz on a bass action of 2.5 mm's. It's just not possible.
I think a combination of adjusting the nut (that is also low) and the saddle is the way to go. I will try this first and report back. Thank you for your insights.Michael.N. wrote:Well I would say that 3.5 mm is the lowest bass action that the average player can use and even then there will be the odd buzz when trying for forte. Very good set up can only do so much, it can't perform miracles.
if you raise the saddle by 2 mm's it will almost certainly mean that the saddle will have a very high projection over the bridge. The only way to cure that whilst maintaining sub 13 mm string height is by altering the neck geometry, likely an expensive procedure.
The fretboard is pretty thick I guess. 6.5-7mm - See 4th picture. I've also attached pictures of how the bridge and saddle looks like. Looking like this the action at 12th is 2.5/2mm.geoff-bristol wrote:How thick is the board at the nut and 12th. Can you drop 1mm at the 12th ?
The board does not need to be any particular thickness at the 12th fret - and the extension to the soundhole hardly matters. If its parallel at the moment then 1mm less at the 12th is not going to look odd. It might even make the neck pull up a bit under string tension ?