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For almost one year, guitar luther Rick Andrews answered your guitar repair questions. After recieving over 500 questions
we put together the most popular questions and answers. Today, we are involving other great guitar
builders and will continue to expand this area in the future. This section will no longer be interactive but you should
find most of your guitar building and repair questions have already been answered in this section.
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we now offer many electric guitar kits. Some of the styles include the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Explorer, Flying V, Les Paul, PRS, and the Warlock.
More will be added every couple months. If you are looking to find an inexpensive alternative to purchasing a new guitar you might want to
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Truss rod, Fret buzz
Ricks Answer to - truss rod, fret buzz
I am 14 and just bought myself my second guitar, and it came , as is, and
I am trying to get rid of some buzz on the third frett.
I have adjusted the truss rod to my knowledge it should reduce this....but it wont,
can you help me with this? (pictures are much appreciated)
The first thing comes to mind is the truss rod adjustment. If you adjusted the rod
clockwise it will hump up toward the strings more and actually make the buzz worse.
If you adjusted the rod counter clockwise it will relax the fretboard and neck more
and should lessen the buzz, however, guitars off the shelf nowdays the frets are
usually not very well dressed down evenly across the tops from fret to fret and not
true in alignment. This is only one of many problems that come from purchasing off
the shelf guitars.
Custom handmade instruments come with the most true and accurate
playability possible, at least mine do. It takes a lot of work and care to achieve
the final fine adjustments and fret dressing needed to play properly. If one does
not have experience in this he can make matters even worse. It is time consuming
and very careful work by one who knows what he is doing in the geometry of the guitar
neck. This usually is not all that expensive when taken to a professional who can
do it right. I suggest you do that so it will come out worth while for you and if
you get a chance you may want to hang around and watch what he does. You can also
purchase books on the art of fret work from most luthier suppliers catalogs. Try
Luthiers Mercantile on line.
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