#1
ok i am new to acoustic guitars i was wondering what is the action height recommended ... right now my action on this guitar is like 3mm and to me that seems very high... i am use to my electrics set at 1.5MM...

thanks for any info..
#2
It's all preference. I keep one guitar with high action because I'm frequently playing rhythm and slide guitar on it. Another guitar I use for jazz, so I keep the action very low.

There's no fixed rule for action. It all depends on the individual needs of the player.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#3
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It's all preference. I keep one guitar with high action because I'm frequently playing rhythm and slide guitar on it. Another guitar I use for jazz, so I keep the action very low.

There's no fixed rule for action. It all depends on the individual needs of the player.


WELL SAID!!!
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#4
i keep my action as low as possible so that when i play the hardest that i normally do the strings don't buzz. it isn't always exactly the same from guitar to guitar.
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#5
Whats the different between low -> medium -> high action? I would also like to know how to adjust the action on my guitar, can you do it yourself? (with proper knowledge of course)
#6
Go to the Frets.com site:
http://frets.com/FRETSPages/pagelist.html#Musician
and read the "instrument set-up" section. Hell, read the whole page, it's a gold mine of information.
Anyway, this will give you the "ballpark" settings for a decent action on most acoustic guitars.
As noted by the members above, there are variables. How hard you play, what gauge of strings you use, etc.
But those measurements will get you in the ball park.
Doing the work yourself is not that difficult but you do need special tools; nut files and the like.
If you want to learn, pick up a junker guitar to play with and let your local tech set your main instrument up for the first time.