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Old 09-20-2021, 12:29 PM
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Default String Buzz on New Taylor 414ce-R after tightening Tuners

Just bought a new Taylor 414ce-R and noticed the tuning knob on the B was a little loose, so i tightened all the tuner screws. Not I'm getting buzz on the D and A strings (open) and I can't get it to go away.

I'm thinking I should just return it and try again. The guitar was playing perfectly before. I'm so bummed. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:42 PM
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Too many possibilities. I suggest OP take the guitar to the store and demonstrate/discuss his problem. And fiddle no more with it till the seller inspects the instrument.
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Old 09-21-2021, 10:14 AM
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My thought is that the tuner button adjust did nothing, and you're late to notice the open string buzz. Though it's a "new" Taylor and should be set up perfectly, I suspect the nut slots on the affected strings are just a little low, relative to one or more of the frets. Test with a tiny piece of paper in the slot (under the string) and see if the buzz goes away.
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:12 PM
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does it only buzz when
a] the string is played ''open''? .
or
b] when the same string is now fretted ?

a]= string bind= look to the nut[string slot[s] as being the cause here.
b]= fret buzz=look to the fret[s] as being the cause here.=uneven fret height[s]


a] is a simple rectification.use of a needle file here will suffice.+understanding.
b] is more labor intensive..[Leveling & Crowning the frets]+much more complete understanding required.
Both can be a DIY remedy,... without room for any error!!etc.but if unsure= pay another to now rectify & now RESOLVE..
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:53 PM
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Seeing as this is a new instrument, I suggest OP not touch the instrument with any tools till the seller inspects it. I'd hate for some owner-applied alterations to have poisoned the guitar's returnability.
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Old 09-25-2021, 05:28 PM
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Did you try loosening the screws yet?
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Old 09-27-2021, 09:44 AM
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OP's been MIA for a month now.
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Old 09-27-2021, 04:22 PM
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I am getting older, and time does fly, but I think it's just a week. It does feel disrespectful when someone asks a question and then doesn't acknowledge the assistance. Perhaps the OP has been intubated, but I hope not.
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