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Taffy Evans commented on Don Paul's blog post New Member need a little advice.
"Hi, Id say Keith is on the money with his reply. At the 12th I would have 2mm at most, and at the nut I'm talking .5mm [1/2 a mm] for an acoustic finger fretted guitar. Check the straightness of the neck by fretting the first fret and the 12…"
Jan 26
Keith Rearick commented on Don Paul's blog post New Member need a little advice.
"First check to make sure that the neck isn't bowed. Use a straight edge, maybe a square to see. It will rock, if it is bowed. If that is the problem, then you first need to use a block with sandpaper and sand them down to level. Then try…"
Jan 26
Keith Rearick commented on Don Paul's blog post New Member need a little advice.
"Sounds like your 3 string was made more for sliding than picking. Does it have frets? Acoustic or electric? If so, you could probably lower the action a little bit."
Jan 26
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New Member need a little advice.

I just got my first 3 string CBG and I love the musical versatility. Has a harp player it be perfect. My question is about fretting. The fretting is hard. I have several guitars and even my old acoustics aren't this hard. Is this nature of the beast and I need to fight through it or can it be adjusted out? I don't want to fool with it till I know what I'm doing. Any advice would be appreciated.See More
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Easy play Harmonica player learning to play blues rhythm while im harpping.

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New Member need a little advice.

Posted on January 26, 2020 at 10:29am 5 Comments

I just got my first 3 string CBG and I love the musical versatility. Has a harp player it be perfect. My question is about fretting. The fretting is hard. I have several guitars and even my old acoustics aren't this hard. Is this nature of the beast and I need to fight through it or can it be adjusted out? I don't want to fool with it till I know what I'm doing. Any advice would be appreciated.

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