#1
I hve a Fender cd140 acoustic electric guitar that has the high E string out of pitch. When tuned open, it rings to proper pitch, when fretted at the 12th fret, it is a little sharp. This is causing open A and D chords to ring out of tune. The other chords ring in pitch (or close enough to not be a concern or noticeable). I looked around the internet and found one place tat said to compenate the nut by putting a shim of some sort on the first fret, touching the nut, in order to raise the strings to put them in proper pitch. I did this, and it fixed the problem, but now i have a 1/4 inch of a heavy guage string holding the string in pitch. It's not in the way at all, but obviously something I want fixed. I also would like to lower the action and use a different gauge string, but both of those are things I can deal with. I need to get this intonated properly. If anyone knows a way to kill 2 birds and lower the action while fxing the intonation, thatd be great, but that one string is bothering hte hell out of me. Thanks in advance for helping
#2
Maybe it's time to take it to a technician and get a setup done. Usually that will do wonders.
#3
I just got the guitar a few days go, I didn't notice the problem at Guitar Center. I know they'll probably fix it, but i live really far aay from them. Actually, I emailed the "local" (hour away) music store and they said "Sorry we dont do these kinds of repairs". It seems like a minor repair for a guitar shop, I was appauled and shocked that they didn't do it. I'm kind of stuck trying to fix it myself unfortunately
#4
I have Advice. When you purchase an acoustic guitar. dont buy a Fender, Epiphone, Gibson, Ibanez, Rouge or Dean.

I say this because, every time I play my fender guitar i think "Your pretty, but you sound like some chinese man spent 20 minutes putting you together with superglue and the threw you across the room into a box to get labelled with "FENDER(R)" so it could be sold for 6000% of its value."
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