I’m sure this has happened to you too. Sometimes your guitar recklessly frustrates your playing, instead of supporting it. It fights you back in spite of all your efforts. And it doesn’t go better for your ears: the sound is too thin or not dynamic enough, the unplugged sound is muffled or not consistent string by string. One bending is enough to go out of tune again and again.
And so on.
If you think about it, your own guitar has been not build to be really yours, for your needs, your technique and even less for your hands.
Think about it. No matter how big the price tag was, you are playing a guitar that:
– was hastily assembled and set up years ago in a factory on the other side of the planet and in a total different climate condition (back on this again in one minute).
– the factory setup was delivered with a conservative approach. This happens not only to keep low the cost of the labour: did they really know who was going to play the guitar next? That guy who plays jazz who likes sky-high action or that other one into metal and super low actions?
– On top of that, the nature of the timbers: your guitar has a wooden neck and wood has a life on its own: temperatures and humidity widely modify its curvature (or relief) and its stability.
So, is it time for an upgrade? Very likely not.
Let us take care of it.
Contact us to book an appointment for an inspection.