DaveC Posted August 28, 2007 Report Share Posted August 28, 2007 On the guitars I have, as well as the many I have seen and played, I have always wondered why the string height above the fretboard is always higher toward the body end of the fretboard, and lowest toward the nut? I like a low action, and even with the truss adjusted for a flat fret board and the bridge and saddles lowered just above buzzing, or on most every acoustic I have seen, the neck is set so instead of an even string height across the entire fretboard, the strings are at a slight angle (sometimes more than slight) being lower at the nut and higher near the bridge? Question? Is this convention or is there some technical reason? Can a guitar be built with a consistently low string height across the entire fretboard or would that be a poor design for some reason? Before I can get my strings as low as i would like near the bridge I always get string buzz at the lowest frets and the only way to change that would be to have the first couple of frets lower that the rest which seems like a bad idea! Thanks for the explanation, DaveC Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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