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Re: Guitar help?

DZanre wrote:
> Matthew wrote:
>
>> If the neck is warped raising the action high enough to stop fretting
>> usually makes it really hard to play.

>
> This may be what we are looking at here. I took it to the guitar shop and
> they are going to try to shim the bridge to see if that will do it. But it
> looks like the neck is warped a bit, as is the actual body of the guitar
> unfortunately! I guess it's worth $40 to try to fix. If that doesn't do it
> I'll get her a new one <gasp>. I'm more saddened by the fact that my poor
> old guitar is broken <g>.
>


Unless it's a cheap guitar (as in not worth fixing at all) it can be
fixed. Sadly you will probably have to find a luthier to fix it. What
kind of guitar is it?

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Re: Guitar help?

Greg B wrote:
> Matthew wrote:
>
>>>
>>> If the action is really low,

>
>
>> If the neck is warped raising the action high enough to stop fretting
>> usually makes it really hard to play.

>
>
> That's why I said "if the action is really low". 😉


My action is low. 😞 Oh wait... you meant guitar action. My bad. 😛

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Re: Guitar help?

Matthew wrote:

> What kind of guitar is it?


It's a Yamaki Deluxe, which is no longer made, but was considered a "steal"
in the 70s. It had very good sound quality for the price. Was much more
popular in Canada than the US though.

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Re: Guitar help?

On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 02:18:14 +0000, DZanre wrote:

> I was mostly a "casual" guitar player as a teenager, and haven't played in
> well over 20 years. My daughter decided she wanted to learn, so I pulled
> out my old guitar and restrung it. There is just something really WEIRD
> about the bottom E string. It will NOT play an F#. I.e., the second fret
> sounds pretty much the same as the third fret, jumping right past the F#.
> The F and G are both fine, but there is just no change between frets 2 and
> 3.


You're probably not hitting the right combinations of the red and yellow
buttons on the guitar.

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Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do."

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Re: Guitar help?

DZanre wrote:
> Matthew wrote:
>
>> What kind of guitar is it?

>
> It's a Yamaki Deluxe, which is no longer made, but was considered a "steal"
> in the 70s. It had very good sound quality for the price. Was much more
> popular in Canada than the US though.
>


If you like the guitar I would see if you can find a luthier to fix it
right. Your local music store should be able to point you to one.

I find that a lot of the old "cheap" guitars are made much better than
the newer midrange guitars. Might be worth having fixed properly.

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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: Guitar help?

DZanre wrote:
>I took it to the guitar shop and
>they are going to try to shim the bridge to see if that will do it.

they said they didn't have to shim it, because they were able to straighten theneck a bit and the bridge has an adjustment bolt that allowed them tp raise itenough. Supposedly it's in great condition, but I managed to head out to swimpractice without my wallet so it might have to wait til tomorrow for a pickup!
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Re: Guitar help?

Joseph Marton wrote:
>You're probably not hitting the right combinations of the red and yellow
>buttons on the guitar.


Heehee - I broke down and got guitar hero for my son's birthday - but that's not for 2 months.
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Re: Guitar help?

Matthew wrote:
>I find that a lot of the old "cheap" guitars are made much better than
>the newer midrange guitars. Might be worth having fixed properly.


The guy at the shop was very impressed with it. He was surprised at what a bigsound it has, and then when he found out it was close to 60 years old he said "no wonder"!

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Re: Guitar help?

Dzanre wrote:

> Heehee - I broke down and got guitar hero for my son's birthday - but that's not for 2 months.


IT'S THE BEST GAME EVER!

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Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
who do."
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Re: Guitar help?

Dzanre wrote:

> close to 60 years old


Make that close to 40 years old - I was thinking "60s" when I wrote it.
I'm not sure exactly when it was made, but my Dad bought it for me somewhere
around 1969 or 1970 I think.

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