#1
This isnt the 1st guitar i have setup. I have successfully setup over a dozen guitars but this one is being a little tricky and i have hit a couple of snags that i need some advice on.

I just got a new guitar (Ibanez Art 320) and i've been trying to set it up but having a bit of a time. I had to adjust the truss rod almost a full turn and i've got the neck looking pretty good now. There is a slight bow in it so if i hold down the 1st frett and the 17th frett I can slide a playing card between the string and the 8th frett. The intonation was WAY out and here is where one of my two problems comes in. On the low E string (6th) I cant set the saddle back far enough. The fretted 12th is still sharp. So, I cant go back far enough to set the intonation. The next problem is with frett buzz on the 4th string. It occurs on frett 2, 3 and then again on 12 through 15. Any idea's what I havent checked yet?
#2
For intonation, check the harmonic on the twelfth fret. Fretting it will almost always cause it to go sharp because of the thickness of the string.
#3
The way i was checking it was open, then 12th harmonic, then fretted 12th. The open and 12th harmonic match but the fretted 12th is sharp. Not so on the other 5 strings where all 3 test are equal.. Weird ehh?
#4
Just read that 12th frett choking out thread. maybe ill take this thing back to guitar center tomorrow. I ordered it used online. Teach me to order a guitar without playing it 1st!