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Old 01-11-2013, 07:09 AM
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I have 2 acoustic guitars with the same scale lenth. One has "regular" size frets, the other has "jumbo" frets. The jumbos are much easier to play on and are much more forgiving. I don't have to press nearly as hard on the fretboard. Can it be the size of the frets?

PS - I am not sure how the frets would be catagorized exactly by a luthier. One guitar the frets look normal, like most other guitars, and on the other they are clearly taller and wider.

PPS - dosn't explain string bending issue1
Yes, it is absolutely the size of the frets!

The less contact your finger-pads have with the fingerboard, the easier it is to press the string into contact with the fret wire.

I have used large wire for a very long time and I have hardly any callus buildup.

Too many people just don't understand this concept, and most guitar companies use a smaller wire so that people with a death-grip don't complain about bad intonation.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:26 AM
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Get it to a good tech. You've been playing for a year and without any real knowledge of setups it's not the best idea to start messing around with the truss rod. First you had too much string tension, now the action is a mile high. There are many things that influence action. Get it properly set up and then build your hand strength. Tuning down and capoing will help get you there, but the basic issues need to be addressed first. You can also try low tension strings. Martin FX, Newtone, Pyramid all come to mind. They play a gauge smaller than they are.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:42 PM
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Took her up to Mass Street today. They set the neck relief and are lowering the action. Also going with Martin Phopshor Bronze strings. I think it should be alright when it's all said and done.

While I was up there I played a nice H&D DS. I think I like my CM better, so that makes feel good. Also played a few Collings and an Eastman 722. Eastman is such a deal for the money. The Collings were nice, I rather liked a OM1 burst they had. It was a fun, easy playing guitar.

My favorite guitar I discovered was a Seuf T style. Holy crap that was fantastic. I didn't even plug it in because I was afraid I'd do something irrational. That's on my want list for sure.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:45 PM
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Took her up to Mass Street today. They set the neck relief and are lowering the action. Also going with Martin Phopshor Bronze strings. I think it should be alright when it's all said and done.

While I was up there I played a nice H&D DS. I think I like my CM better, so that makes feel good. Also played a few Collings and an Eastman 722. Eastman is such a deal for the money. The Collings were nice, I rather liked a OM1 burst they had. It was a fun, easy playing guitar.

My favorite guitar I discovered was a Seuf T style. Holy crap that was fantastic. I didn't even plug it in because I was afraid I'd do something irrational. That's on my want list for sure.
i had not heard of Seuf T guitars so i looked it up-it went to Mass Street and the list they have in stock. Which one did you play-the seafoam green by any chance?
i'm acoustic all the way but have been tinkering with the idea of getting a neat electric(once owned a taylor T5 that was actually fun to play). the seafoam they have really has sparked my interest-spoke with john at mass street and he really likes the Seuf instruments.
give me some info please-which one you played and what you think of these.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:16 PM
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i had not heard of Seuf T guitars so i looked it up-it went to Mass Street and the list they have in stock. Which one did you play-the seafoam green by any chance?
i'm acoustic all the way but have been tinkering with the idea of getting a neat electric(once owned a taylor T5 that was actually fun to play). the seafoam they have really has sparked my interest-spoke with john at mass street and he really likes the Seuf instruments.
give me some info please-which one you played and what you think of these.

d
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:57 PM
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dontcha hate it when you want to play some acoustic and the only one you have is the shop?
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