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Old 05-04-2019, 12:18 PM
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Default New D-42, saddle height etc

There are a lot of threads about potential neck resets.

I've recently bought a new D-42.

I want to share some info with you and like to hear what your opinions are.

Facts:
- It's strung with 11's (yesterday it were 12's) but it doesn't change the action at the 12th fret --> 2,4 mm

- The top of the guitar to bottom of the E string --> 11,6 mm

- Remaining saddle height above the bridge between the D and G string is about 2,5 mm

Are these things ok?

The action is ok for me. I just want to know if these things are within spec and I'm not looking at a neck reset for the first coming years. Love the guitar!

Eventually 15 years plus there will definitely be at time a neck reset will happen...

Here are some pics:




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Old 05-04-2019, 12:24 PM
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Thats right in the range of what I would call perfect. There's no reason why you will need a neck reset in 15 years. Just don't worry about it any more, your guitar is fine.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:49 PM
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Thnx for your response.

Because of all the info on this forum I thought the saddle might be to low.
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You said 2 mm 4 mm at your 12th fret on 1st and 6 th strings, is this correct? If so that would mean 5/64 and 10/64 and way high IMO.
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...Eventually 15 years plus there will definitely be at time a neck reset will happen...
No eventuality is guaranteed. In fact, most guitars do not ever need a neck reset. Some do, some don't. There is no guarantee that yours will in 5, 15, 25 or 45 years.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:30 PM
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Hi,

The space between the E string and the fretboard = 2,4 mm = 3/32

Is this high?

Kind regards
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:34 PM
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Because of all the info on this forum I thought the saddle might be to low.
Reading all the stuff on these forums will make you nuts. Take it all with a grain of salt and remember we guitar geeks that obsess over that stuff are a very small subset of the guitar playing public. So relax, my friend, and enjoy that great new guitar. I know I love my D-41...a lifer for sure.
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Hi,

The space between the E string and the fretboard = 2,4 mm = 3/32

Is this high?

Kind regards
Thatís fine if bass E string. If thatís on Treble E string then thatís high for my liking.
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:11 PM
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Itís the bass string 😉.

Conclusion:

No indications for an early neck reset?
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:23 PM
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Does it play and sound great? Is there still a little room on the saddle to shave down a bit if u need to someday? If so your golden pony boy
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Itís the bass string 😉.

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No indications for an early neck reset?
I do 3/32 down to 2/32 low to high e-string and consider that optimal. Your saddle has plenty of room for an adjustment in the future. You said you like the way the setup feels so that's really all that matters. Looks liek a super nice guitar to me congrats.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:20 PM
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Thnx for your response.

Because of all the info on this forum I thought the saddle might be to low.
Don't believe all of the "info" you read on the guitar forums...more than a fair bit of it is the over-wraught hyperventilating of OCD guitar nerds...allegedly guitar nerds...hopelessly lost in the guitar forum weeds of arcane guitar specs and confirmation bias.

By the way, your action looks just great, you probably will NOT need a neck reset anytime even remotely soon...if ever...and CONGRATS on your SUPERB D-42...one of Martin's very best instruments. You done GOOD!!!

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Hi,

The space between the E string and the fretboard = 2,4 mm = 3/32

Is this high?

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From the fretboard or the top of the fret?
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:38 AM
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There are a lot of threads about potential neck resets.

I've recently bought a new D-42.

I want to share some info with you and like to hear what your opinions are.

Facts:
- It's strung with 11's (yesterday it were 12's) but it doesn't change the action at the 12th fret --> 2,4 mm

- The top of the guitar to bottom of the E string --> 11,6 mm

- Remaining saddle height above the bridge between the D and G string is about 2,5 mm

Are these things ok?

The action is ok for me. I just want to know if these things are within spec and I'm not looking at a neck reset for the first coming years. Love the guitar!

Eventually 15 years plus there will definitely be at time a neck reset will happen...

Here are some pics:




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Don't believe all of the "info" you read on the guitar forums...more than a fair bit of it is the over-wraught hyperventilating of OCD guitar nerds...allegedly guitar nerds...hopelessly lost in the guitar forum weeds of arcane guitar specs and confirmation bias.

By the way, your action looks just great, you probably will NOT need a neck reset anytime even remotely soon...if ever...and CONGRATS on your SUPERB D-42...one of Martin's very best instruments. You done GOOD!!!

Don't get lost in the weeds...
Just get lost in the music...

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This insidious mental worm of discontent and worry has been properly identified by inspector mcduff and I want to thank him for exposing it before it grabs another unsuspecting guitar buyer.
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