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Jun 3, 2023 - 4:48:54 PM
6777 posts since 10/13/2007

I played a new and used Yamaha F325 guitar. The strings on the new guitar made my fingers sore in minutes. The used one did not. Both actions were about the same. Can anyone tell me why?
Thanks,
Ken

Jun 3, 2023 - 5:03:17 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

70280 posts since 10/5/2013

It’s mysterious, Ken… the new one isn’t meant for you… wink

Jun 3, 2023 - 6:24:51 PM

184 posts since 10/5/2019

It’s possible that one guitar has coated strings and the other doesn’t.

Edited by - Timothy Lindblom on 06/03/2023 18:25:33

Jun 3, 2023 - 6:52:17 PM

3320 posts since 4/19/2008

I would suspect the nut

Jun 3, 2023 - 7:56:18 PM

chuckv97

Canada

70280 posts since 10/5/2013

Heavier gauge strings?

Jun 4, 2023 - 3:38:12 AM

6777 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

I would suspect the nut


Rick,

How would the nut affect this?

Ken

Jun 4, 2023 - 12:20:09 PM
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3320 posts since 4/19/2008

When I used to work in music stores, I had asked the sales reps for the different companies why the instruments action at the nut was high and they said that the last thing the company wanted was for a guitar to buzz. also the cost of filing a nut for 15 minutes.times thousands was too much money to invest.

Jun 4, 2023 - 1:31:19 PM

6777 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

When I used to work in music stores, I had asked the sales reps for the different companies why the instruments action at the nut was high and they said that the last thing the company wanted was for a guitar to buzz. also the cost of filing a nut for 15 minutes.times thousands was too much money to invest.


thanks Rick.

ken

Jun 4, 2023 - 2:47:05 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

70280 posts since 10/5/2013

If it was the nut the action would be higher on that new one.

Jun 4, 2023 - 5:11:46 PM
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3320 posts since 4/19/2008

The action at the 12th fret might measure the same, but if you’re playing out of the first position i the height, of the nut is the most important because a millimeter there means a lot.

Jun 4, 2023 - 5:37:01 PM
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6777 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

The action at the 12th fret might measure the same, but if you’re playing out of the first position i the height, of the nut is the most important because a millimeter there means a lot.


Makes sense Rick- Thanks.

ken

Jun 20, 2023 - 8:03:15 AM

78819 posts since 5/9/2007

A few thousandths more above the first fret changes the feel of fretting a lot and affects intonation in the lower frets.

Jun 20, 2023 - 8:18:24 AM
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6777 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

A few thousandths more above the first fret changes the feel of fretting a lot and affects intonation in the lower frets.


Good Job and thanks to all of  you. I looked up on the internet what the height should be above the first fret and brought my auto ga. feelers to check it out and it was high. The store adjusted it and it felt much much better. 

Thank you all for putting me on the right path.

Thanks Steve.

ken

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