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darylcrisp

 

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what is a quick method to evaluate n... 

for steel string, one can lay a 18-24" ruler along side the Low E and slide the tip end of ruler until it meets the bridge-showing good set, above the bridge or below the bridge.
is this a similar method for a Flamenco guitar?
if so, where along the Flamenco bridge do you want the ruler bottom tip to be for good neck set?

thank you
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RobF

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RE: what is a quick method to evalua... (in reply to darylcrisp

Hi Daryl, I don’t know if you’re building or buying, but it’s done a little differently for flamencos.

Generally two measurements are taken: string height at the saddle, which can run between 7.5 - 8.5 mm, although there will be outliers, and string height at the 12th fret, at which 2.8mm to 3.0mm is a good middle ground although, depending on the player, it can go a little higher or lower. Generally not much more than 3.2mm on the high side and 2.5mm on the low.
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darylcrisp

 

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RE: what is a quick method to evalua... (in reply to darylcrisp

thanks Rob

checking out one to buy. it needs a good setup for sure, the action is too high, nut slots too high and the saddle can come down. I haven't had time to check fret levels yet but will. before I did all that I wanted to assess neck set, and dealing with steel strings only for the last decade I quickly saw the Flamenco bridge and such is a different beast-had no idea how to assess the neck set.
thank you for your reply and info.

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