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Hi Carl, there are a couple of ways to get nut action, but yes measure are first fret is what I do.
Hi Madgomer, I use the set it the neck, or neck angle as a means to arrive at a suitable bridge height. If I do a good fret job then it’s just a matter of adjusting action in the normal way so strings should not buzz. But as you point out if one does not keep in mind that angelling Of the neck lowers the strings…buzz.
"At the nut the action is also important and I set mine by eye on a cbg, but it’s probably .5mm."
Measured at 1st fret, correct?
Murray, there’s a Search box all the way up at the top right of the page, most of the time you can find answers to your questions in the search results, just type in your question( sometimes you have to rephrase them)? Here’s a video by a member about Action for CBG’s, good luck : https://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/almost-all-about-string...
Action height. Where/how do you measure it? What should it be?
Fretted fret board, strumming, no slide. Now looking at a 23" scale.
Hi again, you may find that the guitar has had compensation added to correct intonation, but the scale is from front edge of a nut to the centre of the saddle. If the saddle has crown on it. If not to the front of the saddle. Hope this makes sense.
Thank you for the photo, it provides a lot of thinking ideas.
Another item on my list is fret placement. I have a fret spacing calculator based on the rule of 17.817. When I compare the fret spacings from the calculator with a junk acoustic guitar I'm using for parts, it appears that the measurement is to the bridge edge of the fret and not the crown. Is this normal?
I'm starting the measurement from the fret board side of the nut.
The between fret spacings from the calculator are correct for the junk guitar with it's 25.5" scale.
Hey Murray, here’s some reading on string selection:
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