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  Guitar Setups

"A good setup
can make ANY
guitar sound  better!" 

Every guitar should be set up about once a year. It is, after all, a piece of wood. Wood is hygroscopic and is always absorbing and/or repelling water which causes your setup to change. Also, your guitar should be set up anytime you change string gauge. My "Pro" setup includes all the adjustments to keep your guitar in great-playing shape.

For Electrics...
Here's what is included in a typical "Electric Pro" setup:

  • Lemon oil treatment for the fretboard (rosewood and ebony)
  • Polish frets with special chemical
  • Check the electronics
  • Lubricate the nut and saddles
  • Tighten all the hardware
  • Restring*
  • Adjust tremolo if applicable
  • Set the truss rod at .012 relief
  • Set the string action
  • Check nut action and adjust if necessary
  • Set the pickup heights
  • Intonate at the bridge
  • Give a good general polish

For Acoustics...
Acoustic guitars are even more susceptible to weather changes than solidbody electrics and should definitely be set up once a year.

Here's what is included in a typical "Acoustic Pro" setup:

  • Lemon oil treatment for the fretboard
  • Polish frets with special chemical
  • Check the electronics if applicable
  • Lubricate the nut
  • Tighten all the hardware
  • Check the interior bracings
  • Vacuum the interior
  • Restring*
  • Set the truss rod at .012 relief
  • Set the string action
  • Check nut action and adjust if necessary
  • Give a good general polish

By the way - I'm a believer in guitar humidifiers. If you have a good acoustic do yourself a favor and buy a humidifier. Click this link to visit the Taylor Guitar website for good information on how the weather can affect your guitar.

Pricing (for our full price list - click here)

  Pro Setup 6-string Electric ........................ $60  
  Pro Setup 6-string Acoustic ........................ $55  
  Pro Setup 12-String ........................ $70  
  Pro Setup Floyd Rose Tremolo ........................ $70  
  Pro Setup Mandolin ........................ $55  

* Because guitar strings are a very personal choice, they are NOT included in the price of the setup.
   You can buy high-quality
GHS strings from me, or bring your own.
     

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