Neck Angle / Stop Piece Height

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  1. Rookie59

    Rookie59 Junior Member

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    968014E2-4367-4136-A696-07B20DB30BDF.jpeg Hi. I have a new 2018 Les Paul and I wanted some opinions on the neck angle and stop piece height. I’ve just set it up and I am kind of concerned about the height I had to adjust the stop piece and even at this height the low E is still slightly touching. Does this seem extreme? I really don’t want to top wrap, I think it’s ugly and spoils the look. I’ve seen a couple other posts for a gotoh piece that looks good - if it’s still available - or are there any other suggestions. Tho didn’t think I’d be looking for a solution like this for a brand new guitar.
     
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    Rookie59 Junior Member

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    8507A6C8-37A6-4B78-983C-E8F76C9B2071.jpeg another pic...
     
  3. Pappy58

    Pappy58 Senior Member

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    You can try flipping the saddle. Next best option would be upgrade the Nashville to ABR-1. I agree with you on top wrapping....but I'm also not all hat ate up if the string grounds the bridge a little. Gibson certainly does not consider it an issue.

    If it's a recent new purchase maybe contact the dealer and see what they have to say.
     
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    Hi. Thanks for your reply. I may take it back to the dealer to see what they have to say. However, I’ll also think about flipping the saddle and see if it helps.
     
  5. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    Each guitar is a little different. Most of the models will list neck angle with a small tolerance. If your dealer offers returns based on you simply not liking the look then maybe that is something to consider. There is certainly no function issue.
     
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    Cjsinla Senior Member

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    Doesn’t look like a problem to me. Your neck angle is fine, look at how low the bridge is. Even if you could deck that bridge it will never be low enough to avoid hitting the strings if you lower the tailpiece all the way.
     
  7. kaputme

    kaputme Senior Member

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    Ahhh, i don't see a neck to check the neck angle ;)
     
  8. Fugazi39

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    That is almost exactly how mine looks. No problem IMO.
     

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