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Sorry I missed this one at the time, I hope you have found a solution by now.
Diagnosing this based on the description you provided is difficult, I kind of really need to see and feel it you know.
But I suspect that it can be quickly found with a basic neck inspection. IE: is the neck straight, are the frets flat and so on.
You said middle strings, but didnt indicate whether this was open strumming, or when fretted at some point. This would provide clues where to look closer. But in general, going back over a proper neck check and fret prep should get you fixed up.
Hope that helped somehow!
Craig Cox said:
One of my favorite 3 string guitars has developed a buzz on the middle string on several frets. Any advice about fixing this? Am I simply locating the high frets and filing them down some?
Here are some more links to yet another set of tips on neck and fret inspection and preparation, though they might not pertain directly to CBG, they may contain some tips that help someone!
Basic setup 101:
Prepping a replacement neck for play:
Prefered setups of some famous players:
And heres some more links on the subject of fretwork. These are from Frank Ford, who specializes in the repair and restoration of acoustic guitars. Again, not all the tips apply here, but he provides some great insight into his experience and techniques. Mr Fords website (frests.com) is a treasure trove of information on tools and techniques, and he often shows how to make your own tools and simple ways to get great results. Hours of reading there.
your welcome Craig!
Correction to my last post, Mr Fords site is FRETS.com
Also, in some of his pages there is more detailed information there if you click on the thumbnails.
This thread was super helpful in learning about dressing frets. That's so much to all who contributed!
Kyle and PapaSimone,
Glad you folks got something from this, thats why its here! I know others enjoy expanding their knowledge and learning this stuff like me.