This has got me intreagued a little:

On my acoustic the nut is cut lower so there's a smaller height between the first frets and underside of the string. The action on both electric and acoustic are the the same at present - a pinch over 2mm. The relief on both guitars is very similar, if anything a tad straighter on the acoustic.

Now the only differences are the fret sizes (chunkier on electric) and strings:


12, 16, 24, 32, 42, 53 - Phosphor bronze


10,13, 17, 26, 36, 46 - Nickel wound

Now, I've got to work hard to get a buzz from my acoustic when playing power chords towards the low end of the neck. I don't have to work as hard with the electric to get buzz.

Can we assume that the only reason for this then, is the thickness of the string and material?

Edit: if I strung with the acoustic strings on the electric, I'd get no buzz right?! (I'm saying this tongue in cheek ofc ...)