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Old 05-13-2019, 07:30 AM
redir redir is offline
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You should probably take the guitar in to a good tech and have it set up. You would want to decide on a gauge of strings first. The numbers you provided fall within and acceptable range of action but it could be that way for a lot of reasons. For example you didn't mention the relief. If the relief is excessive then simply adjusting that might lower the action and make it more playable. Otherwise it's not at all uncommon for even good factory guitars to need an additional setup, particularly at the nut it seems.

They come out of the factory set up somewhere in the middle. Some people like high action some low. Light gauge strings typically require higher action and switching string gauges might raise or lower action. So they set up the guitars so that you can pick and choose and not have any problems.
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