Getting your electric guitar setup regularly can keep your guitar playing like new while preventing costly repairs in the future. Generally, you should get your guitar setup at least once a year, but there are also some warning signs that can let you know if your guitar needs a setup.

Signs That Your Guitar Needs a Setup

While some of the warning signs are fairly obvious, there are more subtle things you can check for to see if your guitar should be brought in for a professional setup including:

  • Notes correlating with certain areas of the fretboard are:
    • Producing an unusual buzzing, distorted sound
    • Not playing at all
  • The space between the strings and the fretboard, also known as action, is too high or low
  • Your guitar quickly goes out of tune
  • Same-string octaves are out of tune (i.e. open E and the 12th fret on that string)
electric guitar leaning on an amp

Guitar Setup Experts

A proper guitar setup is an intricate process, requiring someone with experience and an in-depth understanding of the instrument. At Jimmy Osborne Music, our professional guitar techs can setup your guitar correctly and efficiently. Contact us today to schedule a guitar setup and your axe will sound like the first time you plugged it into your amp in no time!

This entry was posted in Blog, Guitar. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.