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Offline stuartw

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Truss rod adjustment on acoustic guitar
« on: January 17, 2021, 12:15:48 pm »
The action on my acoustic guitar seems to have goy worse over the last few months to the point where the gap between fret and string at the 12th fret is over 4mm. Not really noticed it as I have mostly been using my electric for practice.

Is this the right way of measuring the action as I have seen the following as well:
"When the strings are at pitch, put a capo on the first fret; this eliminates the nut’s height from the measurement. Next, place your thumb on the 15th fret, which eliminates the bridge’s height in the same way. Using a feeler gauge, you can check the relief in the neck at the seventh fret."

Anyway is the solution a truss rod adjustment, and if so what do I need to for this. I can't take it into a shop so will have to do this my self. Do I need to loosen the rod to get the strings closer to the frets or the other way round?

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Re: Truss rod adjustment on acoustic guitar
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 01:10:15 pm »
Watch this, it should help!

Also follow the links that come up during the video.
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