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Old 04-17-2016, 09:55 AM
Ralph124C41 Ralph124C41 is offline
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Default How often should a guitar be set up?

Hi

Well that is the question. I've read that pros should have their guitars set up about every three months and that the casual player should have their guitars set up every year.

(I'm not talking about setups needed by a change in string gauge or some type of repair or customization, such as installing a new nut or bridge but just for general improvement.)

Of course I've known people who have never had their guitars set up at all ... not because they know how to do that themselves ... but just never have had their guitars looked at by a luthier or guitar tech, just change the strings and do some cleaning as needed.

Is a setup something like an oil change, every three months or 3,000 songs?

So what's your thought? Every year? Set it and forget it? What is this thing called a "set up"?
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