Odd string buzz

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mosster47, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Mosster47

    Mosster47 Senior Member

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    Oct 12, 2014
    I haven't found a luthier I really like where I live but there is one pretty respected guy here that I take my guitars to. I got an older MIJ that had some really hammered frets far down the neck. I bought the frets I wanted pre radiused and took it in. The guitar played fine besides the beat up frets. He talks me out of a refret even though I knew I didn't want low frets down around where things get tight so I really dislike it and the small E string buzzes now everywhere. Open and on every fret. All the other strings are fine.

    I've cleaned out the nut slot with a file and the saddle as well. It's not buzzing at the 1st open and it's not hitting the pickups. What could this be?

    I'm obviously going to find a new luthier, but could this be a neck warping issue? It was fine three weeks ago.
  2. jkes01

    jkes01 Senior Member

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    Jan 10, 2011
    Check the neck relief. Could be the neck is too straight. If he leveled the frets, he should have adjusted the neck dead straight. May just need a little bit backed off the rod.

    Also, check to ensure the nut slot isn’t too deep.

    Here’s a good read.


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