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  • khakiman commented on TimAnderson's instructable Hotrod Your Guitar - Lower the Action3 years ago
    Hotrod Your Guitar - Lower the Action

    WARNING. This guy went on a journey to transform an ultra-cheap oddball guitar without a truss rod into something more playable, and it was entertaining to read & possibly useful for anybody else trying to work on an ultra-cheap guitar like this one. But I strongly recommend against anybody with an electric guitar or a regular acoustic guitar following ANY of the advice in this article, because every single one of these steps could very easily ruin your instrument. Many, many guitars have adjustable saddle height, and this is by far the easiest and safest way to adjust the action on a guitar. And almost all guitars have a truss rod through the neck that can be used to adjust the bow of the neck, which also affects the action, but even adjusting the truss rod is something that you ca...

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    WARNING. This guy went on a journey to transform an ultra-cheap oddball guitar without a truss rod into something more playable, and it was entertaining to read & possibly useful for anybody else trying to work on an ultra-cheap guitar like this one. But I strongly recommend against anybody with an electric guitar or a regular acoustic guitar following ANY of the advice in this article, because every single one of these steps could very easily ruin your instrument. Many, many guitars have adjustable saddle height, and this is by far the easiest and safest way to adjust the action on a guitar. And almost all guitars have a truss rod through the neck that can be used to adjust the bow of the neck, which also affects the action, but even adjusting the truss rod is something that you can easily break your guitar doing if you're inexperienced. Doing anything to a guitar that produces sawdust... drilling holes, filing down the nut or the saddle... should really only be performed by an experienced guitar technician. The photographs of heavy weights placed on the guitar to straighten out its neck sent chills down my spine! Only total junk instruments, like the guitar in this article, should be treated like that.

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