Is This Fixable? (i'm Not A Luthier)

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  1. LosFelizGirl

    LosFelizGirl New Member

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    Hi, everybody. I am not a luthier so this might seem super obvious to you all.

    Ya know how when playing a note on the guitar, in order to achieve the clearest, sweetest sound you place your fingers closer to the highest fret wire?

    A company sent me a guitar where the clearest sound is produced from (me) playing a note in the (literal) center between 2 fret wires. The closer I get to the higher fret wire the more deadened the sound of the string becomes, it loses resonance and sustain. I know I am asking for a blind diagnosis. In general, is this something that can be fixed with a setup or is it unfixable? Can the sweet spot be shifted back up towards the higher fret wire?

    My guess is yes, fixable but if it wasn't, I was gonna send it back.

    The guitar is literally brand new....so fret wires are not worn, no divots.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chris Pile

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    Weird. Send it back. Or send it to me.
     
  3. GuitarBuilder

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    Is the fret wire different from what you're used to?
     
  4. kidmo

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    Sounds like either your nut is too high, you're intonation is off or you're not pressing down hard enough or a bit of all three.
     

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