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pearlthekat
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I bought a new guitar and want to try to concentrate in fingerstyle. The action in the factory setup that it came with seems very low. I'm not sure how to tell if the action is too low or not. I don't want to get it adjusted only to find out that it's too high. For fingerstyle should the action be a little high?


   
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Off He Goes
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Is there any fret buzz, or intereference or any sort? Fret the guitar all the way down the neck, and listen for dead sounds.

I wouldn't think that there could be "too low" of an action for fingerpicking, unless of course, it causes buzzing. I like a decently low action, make the changes easier.

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Elecktrablue
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I like a low action, too.

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pearlthekat
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i think this new guitar is making me realize that i've had bad technique that needs to be corrected.


   
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mattguitar
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if its not buzzing, its not too low, simple as that really.

for fingerstyle I like it as low as possible, you might be different.

all the best

Matt


   
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