Straight Neck?

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slash75
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Straight Neck?

Post by slash75 » June 7th, 2018, 4:13 am

I have a Les Paul Studio that has been sitting for a few years. Recently getting back into it.
It doesn't seem to be playing as well as it used to and I would like to straighten the neck to see if that helps.
It looks pretty close to me but I am no expert. Can anyone tell me from the photo below if this needs to be straightened or not? I have a set of light gauge strings on it currently (9-42).

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Re: Straight Neck?

Post by Musicus » June 9th, 2018, 11:00 am

No, there's no way to tell from the photo, sorry. The general non-technical way to find out is to lower the action until you get string buzzes at any of the frets, and if the action is too high it MIGHT be fixed with truss rod adjustments, but don't do it yourself if you don't really know how. Take it to a shop.
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