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Old 03-14-2021, 01:53 AM
Always Learning Always Learning is offline
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came across this inquiry of yours. There is no easy answer to this.

several questions:

1) What make steel string axe are you chopping with and the strings you are using... and what classical make guitar and it's strings are you comparing it with?

2) When was the last time you changed the strings on the classical?

3) Have you checked humidity levels in your house? Does it fall between 45 to 55%?
Temperature and humidity levels can play havoc with a solid top classical guitar: if that's what you have.

It might pay you to take it to a reputable luthier to check it out.

I have two mid level classical guitars (all solid wood) (indian rosewood back and sides with cedar tops) and both keep perfect tune. I check them everytime I play them. I also maintain a constant 68-70 degree temp in my music room at home, and the humidity is also kept constant, around 50% and I have never noticed these two sounding out of tune in comparison to my dreadnought steel string axe; which has laminated back and sides and a solid spruce top.

Who knows maybe I am just lucky or maybe I'm going tone deaf in my old age.

Also whenever I purchase a new axe, it immediately goes to my luthier friend for a check up and adjustment if needed. He has maintained my two electrics, my two classicals and my steel string.
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