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Neck Relief - The Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum

24/2/2013 · The current factory setup at Martin as I recall is a relief of 0.006 to 0.010, which puts your relief just above the upper limit. Even so I wouldn't say it is alarmingly excessive. Personally I eyeball the relief while adjusting and I aim at reaching a measure just below the the thickness of the high E- string and Your guitars are close to this.

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How to Set Up a Martin Guitar | Our Pastimes

Martin acoustic guitars made after 1985 have an adjustable neck tension rod located at either the headstock or body end of the guitar. If you own a Martin guitar manufactured before 1985 and want the neck adjusted, consult a professional technician. String action is subjective, so experiment to find the action that works for your playing style.

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How to Measure Guitar Neck Relief | Fender Guitars

Only two tools are needed to check neck relief — a capo and a feeler gauge. It’s pretty straightforward. Affix the capo to the first fret and depress the high E string at the last fret (G string on a bass guitar), or where the neck joins the body (often the 17th fret on Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars). With your free hand, use the ...

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Martin Guitar String Height Specs | One Man's Guitar

7/1/2014 · Martin dreadnoughts with “factory action” tend to have slightly higher action than some other modern guitars. This is particularly true with vintage-style Martins. The Martin guitar factory considers a low ‘E’ bass string to be within specification if the distance from the 12th fret to the bottom of the low E string is between 2.38 mm (3/32″) minimum, to 2.78 mm (7/64″) …

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Martin Guitar Specs - Maury's Music

Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe Guitar Specs. Martin 000-28E Modern Deluxe Guitar Specs. Martin 000-42 (2018) Specs. Martin 000C12-16E Nylon Guitar Specs. Martin 000-X2E Guitar Specs. Martin Custom Shop 000 Size 18 Style long scale, left-handed Guitar Specs. Martin Custom Shop 000 Size 18 Style w/ 1-11/16" Nut Guitar Specs.

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How To Adjust Guitar Neck With 6 Simple Steps ...

5/2/2022 · Guitar companies and manufacturer have devised this so you can quickly adjust a neck warp on your own. In fact, it’s not all that hard to set the relief of your guitar neck. Most of the time, you can find the screw at the headstock of your guitar. Some other models have it on the heel of the neck.

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HD-35 | Standard Series | Martin Guitar

HD-35. $3,399.00. no. 10Y18HD35. 4.6 out of 5 Customer Rating. One of Martin’s best kept secrets, the HD-35 is based on the legendary D-35 with a three-piece back, a bound fingerboard, and the added classic look of herringbone trim around the top perimeter. This rare instrument has received a well deserved revamp in 2018, updated with ...

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Lowering the action on a Martin HD-28... good idea or ...

21/2/2011 · The only time that lowering the action will hurt the tone is when the neck angle is too high (IOW, the guitar needs a neck reset). When that condition exists, you have to lower the saddle so much to get the action correct, (if you can get the action correct at all) that there is very little string break angle over the saddle.

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Guitar Necks - Acoustic Music

This harkens back to the early Martin neck profiles and can be found on Vintage, Golden Era, Marquis, Limited Editions and the 1833 Custom Series guitars. Low Oval: A slimmer feel similar to electric guitars – found on the X-Series little Martins, the DX1 and the 15 series dreadnaughts.

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Martin Factory Setup Tweaks and Buzz Fixes | Synapse Audio ...

Martin Factory Setup Tweaks and Buzz Fixes. Posted on September 21, 2013. by asayler. Even very nice guitars, brand new from the factory, can need some tweaks and adjustments. Unless you’ve worked directly with your luthier on a custom-made guitar where everything is to your preferences, most factory setups are a one-size-fits-all middle ground.

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Guitar Truss Rod Adjustment Guide - Which Way to Turn ...

1/5/2019 · All guitar truss rods are alike only with regards to their intended function, to adjust neck relief. All truss rods are made of steel, however; the composition of the steel used is not the same. The variances in steel composition, rod diameter, and manufacturing quality result in wide differences in the strength of any truss rod.

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Martin Factory setup specs - The Unofficial Martin Guitar ...

28/4/2008 · 1,010 17. Post. Apr 29, 2008 #3. 2008-04-29T04:36. the normal string height that a martin should have when coming from the factory is 7/64ths on the low E string and 5/64ths' on the high e string. Both of those measurements are taken at the 12th fret from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string.

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Martin factory setup/relief - The Acoustic Guitar Forum

27/11/2011 · There are three possible issues if you have very high relief: 1) Martin picked a poor quality piece of wood for the neck or did a poor job of setting the neck - either of which is highly unlikely on your model of guitar. Perhaps on their inexpensive entry level guitars, but highly unlikely on a guitar of the quality of the GPCPA3.

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Setting Up an Acoustic Guitar - Adirondack Guitar

19/12/2017 · Since every guitar neck, saddle height, nut height, neck angle, fret, and top condition may be slightly different, using some average measurements can give any guitar a basic, comfortable "feel". Personal preferences in string gauge, playing style and technical ability will determine how closely to "spec" you'll want to set your own instrument; there is not one set …

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Action on Martin guitars - Acoustic Guitars - Harmony Central

11/6/2008 · The neck relief is ussually set to specs though. Taylors, on the other hand ARE set up from the factory. The action is good, and the bridge pins fit perfectly. They feel the guitar should be set up already upon purchase. Taylors are also very consistant in there set ups.

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Ask the Expert: Does My Guitar Need A Neck Reset ...

5/8/2021 · Neck repairs are a common procedure on a vintage guitar and can enhance the sound of a valued instrument. Q: I am somewhat anxious about whether or not to commission “major surgery” on a vintage (1962) Martin D-18.Because this instrument has no truss rod, it needs a neck reset and refretting in order to make it comfortably playable.

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How to Adjust the Neck of a Martin Guitar | Our Pastimes

Check the current relief of the neck of your Martin acoustic guitar. Press down on the first fret and the 14th fret with your other hand. Do this in the playing position or with the guitar on a table or workbench. This will allow you to see the gap between the string and the fret at the sixth fret.

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TUNE GUITAR TO PITCH BEFORE TAKING ... - Martin Guitars

TUNE GUITAR TO PITCH BEFORE TAKING MEASUREMENTS. Neck Relief – Measured with the Stew-Mac Neck Relief Gauge • Gauge is placed on the first and 12th frets and measurement is taken at the 5th fret. • Measurement is taken in the player position. • Desireable neck relief is -.003" to -.005". • A 4mm Allen wrench is required to make

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Lowering the action on a Martin. | The Gear Page

12/5/2009 · But there is NOTHING about a Martin (of any style) that makes it "not really conducive to lowering". Any good luthier can do it with the same effort required for ANY guitar. It's always the same: Neck angle (admittedly, easier on a bolt-on neck, but not something anyone adjusts regularly, anyway, and fine on a new-ish guitar) Neck relief

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Factory Setup vs Custom Setup - Maury's Music

FACTORY SETUP - FREE With the Factory Setup, your guitar will arrive in your hands the way it was setup by Martin and Saga Music (Blueridge guitars). We guarantee that it will be free from defects and blemishes, and it will be within Martin and Saga's tolerances regarding action (string height) and neck relief (amount of bow in the neck).

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Care and Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar - by Martin ...

Martin Guitars. Proper Care of Your Guitar. Humidity, Temperature, and Storage. Your guitar is made of thin wood which is easily affected by temperature and humidity. This combination is the most important single part of your guitar's surroundings. Martin keeps its factory at a constant 45-55 percent humidity and 72-77 degrees Fahrenheit.