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Nut Filing And Truss Rod Adjustment Advice Please


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Hi All,

This is my first post so hello to everyone. I've got an Epiphone Dot Studio 335 which I bought new. I'm really happy with it...lots of sustain and a nice solid feel...heavy guitar...

However, I feel the nut is a bit high which is making the action a bit high and perhaps sharpening some the notes and I would like to file it down a bit. I am using guage 10 strings and I have sent off for a set of nut files. I was just wondering whether there were specific heights to file to for each string...I don't want to go too low...I've watched a few videos on doing this for acoustic guitar on youtube but I guess it might be different for semi-acoustics?

I also feel that the truss rod could do with loosening just a tad...I saw a video where the guy put a capo on the 1st fret and then pressed the string down at the 15th fret and measured the distance of the string from the fret at the 7th fret using a feeler guage (which I bought)..He reckoned it should be 11 thousandths of an inch...Is it the same for a hollow body guitar?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can advise me here...

Best

Matt

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http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tutorial7.htm

sounds like you need a full set up start by setting your truss rod get the right amount of relief

then move to the nut and then bridge finaly inotate the guitar and you should be good to go.

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/trussadjust.htm

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/nuthigh.htm

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/action.htm

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/intonate.htm

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