- Nov 25, 2018
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Hello everyone, not sure where I should be post this but I'll try here as it seems pretty open topic. I have only been playing a few years and I have allot to learn for sure, but I know I love the sound of a growly overdriven Les Paul, like rolling crackelling electric thunder. My idea of God like tone is on T.Rex Slider. Any way, I have an Epiphone SG And a Gibson 2014 LPJ, and both have medium jumbo frets. I press rather hard to make my chords and probably sound out of tune more than I even know. One day last year, I walked into my local guitar center and they had two used Guild Starfire guitars for around $400 each, I wasn't particularly interested as I didn't expect the semi hallow bodies to rock my sound, but I tried them out anyway, just unplugged. The first thing I noticed was the fret heights were really low, I could just touch the strings and they were contacting the fret board and it was extremely easy to play and my chords sounded great, on both guitars. I was astounded, but I left the store and looked up some info on the guitar, couldn't find anything about the frets and action that jumped out at me, but thought about it a few days and I went back and both were sold. So what I'm wondering, If that type of fret heights / action worked so well for me, should I be looking for a guitar with some type of a small fret wire, or is it that the frets were worn down or lowered somehow?