#1
So my friend brings his newly aquired guitar round for me to see and I check it out and it seems to play fine.

But then I notice a gap between the underside of the fretboard and the body of the guitar. Just wondered if this was a fault or if they are made like this. If they are intensionaly made like this then I have to say it's kinda poor build quality.

It's a Schecter 006 Deluxe here's a MS paint diagram of what I mean by the gap...
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#2
How big is the gap? It might just be a little space under the fretboard overhang and if the guitar still plays fine, is intonated and stays in tune, your friend really shouldn't care.
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well on some guitars its intentional...


i think schecter are POS but i imagine it intentional.

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#4
I see it on my lower end guitars, but not on my Jackson. It's appears to be solely based on aesthetics.
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a lot of times 24 fret guitars will have that
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How big is the gap? It might just be a little space under the fretboard overhang and if the guitar still plays fine, is intonated and stays in tune, your friend really shouldn't care.

The gap is about 1 cm or less and the intonation is out. I said I'd try and adjust his bridge saddles next time he's round to improve the intonation.

As long as it's just aesthetics then it's fine. I just don't want my friend to be holding onto a botched up guitar.
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then that is a fault.

return it?

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then that is a fault.

return it?

Because of the intonation problem? To be honest, with it being a low range guitar which is straight from factory I kinda thought the intonation wouldn't be too good. My friend should be able to return in no problem but what's the chances of me getting one exactly the same.

I think I may have a go at setting it up next time he brings it round and we'll go from there.
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well i would just get rid and get another and repeat until you get a good one.

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well i would just get rid and get another and repeat until you get a good one.

Or you could actually take your time checking out guitars until you find a good one and not just keep buying and getting rid of them.
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#11
he said from the factory,

that to me suggests he bought it online.

meh.

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Or you could actually take your time checking out guitars until you find a good one and not just keep buying and getting rid of them.

I think he means sending it back and getting them to send out a replacement.

If my friend does this it will take possibly over a week and there's no guaranty of getting a replacement as this model is now discontinued.

So I guess having a little fiddle with it first will do no harm.
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#13
seriously, how can someone bu a guitar without checking it out first?
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I think he means sending it back and getting them to send out a replacement.

If my friend does this it will take possibly over a week and there's no guaranty of getting a replacement as this model is now discontinued.

So I guess having a little fiddle with it first will do no harm.



yeah i did.

if your implying i dont know how to find a good guitar i suggest your zip your vagina

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well i would just get rid and get another and repeat until you get a good one.



I love the horrible advice given on this forum, because if you can't fix a simple setup problem, you have to return it like a whiny bitch.


The gap is intentional, it allows for the neck to have 24 frets with a smaller neck pocket to allow for a neck pickup to be fitted farther from the bridge pickup.

most guitars of that price range will come from the factory with horrible intonation, just take the 30 minutes that it takes to do it and get it over with. it's really not hard at all.
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if you pay money for a product you expect it to be of a certain level of quality.


yeah, a simple intonation problem is an easy fix.

however he is saying the gap is about 1cm...

thats a big ****ing gap and does not sound legit to me,

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#17
Tom 1.0 has it right. I had a bass with an overhang like that, but it was all of a few millimeters. The gap he's describing makes it sound like a pretty bad defect.
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I bet he's exaggerating and it's really a few mm

Gap's like that aren't mistakes. If it's an angled neck then you will definitely have a gap between the body and the fretboard overhang. It's just how it works.

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I bet he's exaggerating and it's really a few mm

Gap's like that aren't mistakes. If it's an angled neck then you will definitely have a gap between the body and the fretboard overhang. It's just how it works.

TS, take a picture.



especially with a carved top and a TOM, a larger gap makes sense.


on my schecter omen 6, which also has a TOM and carved top, it has 5mm from the top of the guitar to the bottom of the fretboard, and 9.5mm from the top of the guitar to the top of the fretboard. my guitar is pretty much as close to perfectly set up as any $300 can get
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While I'm not familiar with that model guitar I'd hazard a guess it's bolt on neck? If so the raised fingerboard and tongue are to ensure clearance over the body and neck pu. You can expect this kind of thing in lower end guitars as the design has to include for manufacturing variances.
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Quote by Steve Holt
I bet he's exaggerating and it's really a few mm

Gap's like that aren't mistakes. If it's an angled neck then you will definitely have a gap between the body and the fretboard overhang. It's just how it works.

TS, take a picture.

Your probably right as I don't have the guitar infront of me right now. Next time he's round I'll take a picture.
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