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Old 12-30-2016, 07:01 PM
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I think I am just not getting what's being said and that perhaps we are all saying the same thing in a manor of (confusing) words?

Suffice to say, if the customer is happy with the guitar set up then that's all that matters

Anyway yeah.. Happy New Year!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:38 PM
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Rodger, your posts are almost always a model of sense and lucidity, but I have to say I am confused with this one.

I just googled "classical guitar zero frets" and one of the first hits was this one ...http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.co...c.php?t=49669l

It would appear that not every luthier shares your aversion to zero frets on a classical.
Sorry about that. My experience with building nylon strings is limited to a crossover parlor I built about ten years ago, and I was shocked at how high I had to set the action to avoid buzzing. I remember considering cutting off the fretboard at the zero fret so that I could raise the strings a bit at the nut, but ended up putting in more relief and lowering the saddle. It still buzzes if played aggressively, but is playable.

I try not to comment on anything with which I don't have direct experience, but I must admit I was extrapolating a bit beyond my experience with that post.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:11 PM
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Sorry about that. My experience with building nylon strings is limited to a crossover parlor I built about ten years ago, and I was shocked at how high I had to set the action to avoid buzzing.
Did you build it with a forward neck angle or backwards like a steel string?
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:28 AM
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I set the neck with very little (if any) angle. I use a 15' radius on the top below the soundhole, that allows the fingerboard extension to be coplanar with the flat part of the top and have 1/2" string height above the top at the bridge.
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