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nickmarx12345678
HEy kosei im just curious but right now I have a really crap classical (but its the best I can work with) and I was wondering how high is the action on classical guitars. I ask because the action on mine it is VERY high. Also, if they dont have to be way up there is it possible to lower it?
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Kosei Kubota
QUOTE (nickmarx12345678 @ Dec 27 2007, 08:31 AM) *
HEy kosei im just curious but right now I have a really crap classical (but its the best I can work with) and I was wondering how high is the action on classical guitars. I ask because the action on mine it is VERY high. Also, if they dont have to be way up there is it possible to lower it?
cool thanks! laugh.gif


The action of classical guitar will be higher than electric guitar, because classical guitar's strings are made to vibrate more in order to produce volume without an amplifier.
But you can still lower the action.
How low the classical guitar action will depend on two things:
1 How straight the guitar's neck is
2 How well bridge and nut are adjusted

The straighter the neck, the lower the action can be. Unfortunately, there is no adjusting tube in the classical guitar neck, so it depends on how well it is made in the beginning. (unless you take all the frets off and shave it straight)

Provided that your guitar neck is straight, you can lower the action by taking bridge and nut off and shave then at the bottom. If you have shaved them too much, you can adjust it by putting paper under bridge or nut.

KK
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