The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Build and Repair

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-11-2018, 07:30 PM
rals75 rals75 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chesapeake Va.
Posts: 8
Default Buzz on 12th fret

This may have been addressed in previous thread but was unable to find it in a search. I have an acoustic guitar hand made by a local luthier here in Eastern Virginia. Solid Rock Guitars. It is a dreadnought replica similar to Neil Young's Hank Williams Sr. guitar. Beautiful guitar and plays great!!
The issue i'm having is the high E frets out on the 12th fret, especially when doing a bend. It just started a couple of days ago and was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix the problem?
The guitar is kept in its case when not being played.

Thanks again for any advice.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Fender Strat
Solid Rock Guitar Dreadnought
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-11-2018, 07:45 PM
LouieAtienza LouieAtienza is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rals75 View Post
This may have been addressed in previous thread but was unable to find it in a search. I have an acoustic guitar hand made by a local luthier here in Eastern Virginia. Solid Rock Guitars. It is a dreadnought replica similar to Neil Young's Hank Williams Sr. guitar. Beautiful guitar and plays great!!
The issue i'm having is the high E frets out on the 12th fret, especially when doing a bend. It just started a couple of days ago and was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix the problem?
The guitar is kept in its case when not being played.

Thanks again for any advice.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Fender Strat
Solid Rock Guitar Dreadnought
First thing I would do is contact your luthier with your concerns and see what he/she recommends, before doing anything...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2018, 08:53 PM
mirwa mirwa is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,383
Default

One cannot underestimate the value of having a luthier look at it for you.

What may take you weeks to diagnose can usually only take seconds for them to identify.

Wood reacts with temperature and humidity changes, sometimes we can adjust a truss rod, tweak a fret and its fixed, other times we have to remove frets deal with underlying issues to resolve the problem.

Steve
__________________
Taylor 814CE
Taylor 912
Gretsch Electromatic
Cole Clark Fat Lady FL3
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-12-2018, 06:31 AM
Ned Milburn Ned Milburn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Posts: 3,089
Default

I'm guessing the guitar needs some careful fretwork touchup past the 12th fret...
__________________
----

Ned Milburn
NSDCC Master Artisan
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-12-2018, 08:35 PM
Dirty Bill Dirty Bill is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: West by God Virginia
Posts: 705
Default

Possibly the high E string is to low to the fret.Can you measure it ?About .070 should help it clear the fret.
__________________
1975 Martin D-35
1971 Ovation Balladeer
Ovation Celebrity CS 257 (A/E)
Squier Strat (electric)
Zager Zad 20 Black
Washburn Comfort Series WCG25sce (fishman electronics)
Washburn WSD5240 1937 Solo Deluxe Warren Haynes
Ovation A/E Burly Maple CS24-P Celebrity
Martin OMCXAE Black fishman sonitone.
Ovation A/E Legend Plus,Elm Burl top

234

"In The Wind"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-15-2018, 11:32 AM
Rodger Knox's Avatar
Rodger Knox Rodger Knox is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Baltimore, Md.
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rals75 View Post
The issue i'm having is the high E frets out on the 12th fret, especially when doing a bend. It just started a couple of days ago and was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix the problem?
The guitar is kept in its case when not being played.

Thanks again for any advice.
Is there a humidifier in the case? Action can drop a bit and cause buzzes when a guitar drys out, and this is the time of year when guitars dry out.
__________________
Rodger Knox, PE
'56 Gibson J-50
et al

http://www.rodgerknoxguitars.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2018, 11:09 AM
rals75 rals75 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chesapeake Va.
Posts: 8
Default

There is not a humidifier in the case and that is something that I have wondered about. I have heard different stories about humidifiers in cases. Does anyone have a good recommendation for a case humidifier?

Thanks again for all the input and everyone's help
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Build and Repair

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=