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If you have just started learning how to play guitar, then you probably know some of the basics of how your guitar functions. And, you probably understand when your guitar sounds slightly off. This blog discusses a few of the things that suggest your guitar requires a repair or an adjustment to the neck. Keep reading to learn what these signs are.
You may raise or lower the height of the strings against the fretboard according to your playing needs and your desire for a specific sound. Most people like a low to medium action and this means keeping the strings closer to the fretboard as this requires only a light touch when playing. However, if your action is low or your neck starts to twist or bow a small amount, then the action will change slightly and some of your strings may touch the frets. This creates a ringing or a twanging sound when you play. If you hear this or if you notice that it is easier or harder to press the strings down against the fretboard as you play, then you should check for inconsistent action.
You can use an action gauge to see if string height is consistent. You want to measure between each string and the fretboard and you should do this at the first and twelfth fret. If you note a difference in the action, then you can continue to measure along the entire fretboard. You should also take your guitar to a repair specialist who can pinpoint the neck issues.
A Noticeable Bend
In a lot of cases, by looking down the length of the neck you can actually see warping and bending. You want to hold the guitar body to do this. Hold the body with both hands so that the neck is perpendicular to your face and move your head so that your eyes are looking straight down the neck from the end of the neck to the nut.
Move your gaze up and down a slight amount while looking down the neck and you should be able to see any inconsistencies in the way that it bends or bows.
Keep in mind that some slight dips and bends may not be as noticeable. To help you with your inspection, try to look at the distance between each string and the fretboard as you move down the neck. Also, look at the nut height in relation to the metal frets. Specifically, the nut should appear higher than all the frets as your eyes move down the fretboard. To learn more about guitar repair, contact a repair shop in your area.Share