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Saddle/neck angle problem
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I bought a Stonebridge G20 CM about a month ago. The action was very high and was lowered by the seller. The saddle was very low even before the action was lowered, but now there's hardly any saddle…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ship of fools Aug 27, 2012.

 

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Ship of fools replied to Philip Hexter's discussion Saddle/neck angle problem
"If you don't have even pressure against the strings then the top which makes the vibration cannot be even and the only way to achieve that is to have a proper break angle of the strings, to shave the bridge of a new guitar is NOT the right way…"
Aug 27, 2012
Judgestone replied to Philip Hexter's discussion Saddle/neck angle problem
"I agree with FloridaGull on this one.  If the neck is straight now and the action is to your liking, it sounds and plays well then it's a keeper.  If your dissatisfied then take it back.  Unless you get a reverse bow in the neck,…"
Aug 26, 2012
Ship of fools replied to Philip Hexter's discussion Saddle/neck angle problem
"A month ago and it sounds like a private sale, not sure the previous owner would take it back and if it was a shop sale take it back there is no break angle for the strings really on any of the strings.As for a neck re-set well that should be needed…"
Aug 26, 2012
FloridaGull replied to Philip Hexter's discussion Saddle/neck angle problem
"It appears to me as if the bridge could be shaved slightly in the future, if needed. Does this guitar have a bolt-on neck, or glued in dovetail? If bolt on and not epoxied, the neck angle can be reset far more easily. If it plays well, and you are…"
Aug 26, 2012
Philip Hexter posted a discussion

Saddle/neck angle problem

I bought a Stonebridge G20 CM about a month ago. The action was very high and was lowered by the seller. The saddle was very low even before the action was lowered, but now there's hardly any saddle left under the 1 st string.I took it back to the shop yesterday, and was told that there was not a problem. The action was perfect, the saddle fully supports the strings.I have been advised elsewhere that there is almost zero breakover angle on the first string, and that a neck reset will be…See More
Aug 24, 2012
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Stonebridge D 22CM
Taylor 210
Continental s/c resonator
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, blues, new age
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