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.