5 Easy Steps to Lower an Acoustic Guitar’s Action

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Guitar Tips

5 Easy Steps to Lower an Acoustic Guitar’s Action

Action on a guitar is often described by most guitarist as its “playability”. Technically speaking, the action of a guitar is the distance between the string and the frets. If it’s too high, you need to lower an acoustic guitar’s action.

The lower the action (e.g. the closer the string to the fret), the easier to play. Here’s how to do it.

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fender squier stratocaster
Electric Guitar Reviews

Critical Look: Fender Squier Stratocaster Review

Designed back in 1954 by Leo Fender, the “stratocaster” has become ubiquitous among all electric guitar players across the world. Almost everybody is familiar with the look of the Fender Squier Stratocaster and it has been played by some of the best guitarist in the world.

Because the design of the Fender Squier Stratocaster is so popular, it has also become one of the most copied guitar looks over the past half a century. In my travels around the world I have seen strat look-a-likes in China, the Philippines and in Africa. The problem i

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Beginner Guitarist Questions

Soft or Hard Guitar Case?

I’ve traveled with my guitar all over the world. It has been in a hard guitar case thousands of miles on countless airplanes, trains, buses and taxis.

It has also traveled in a padded case just down the street to a gig or the local guitar store.

In both cases (ha! unintentional pun) my guitar made it safely to my destination.

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Review of the Takamine Guitar
Acoustic Guitar Reviews

Takamine G Series Review | Great Beginner Guitar?

Founded in 1962 in Japan, Takamine has become one of the most well-known acoustic guitars all across the world. Over the years their guitars have been played by the likes of Garth Brooks, Tommy Emmanuel and Bruno Mars among many others.

Ever time I walk into a guitar store I know without a doubt that there will be Takamine guitars hanging on the wall for me to play. And I love to play them (well, I love to play pretty much any guitar).

Takami

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