#1
I tune my guitar's top string to E and when I hit open note, it reads perfectly in the middle but when I hit the 12th string, it's a bit sharp. I can't move the top string's bridge piece back any further. Is there anything else that effects the intonation besides the location of the individual bridge pieces?
#4
Just to be clear, you're sharp, so you need to move the saddle away from the neck, make the vibrating length longer. Usually people have the opposite problem.
edit, Nevermind I see the pic now.

String gauge can affect intonation. Sometimes adjusting your truss rod will throw off intonation.
Last edited by X-plorer88 at Mar 24, 2012,
#5
Looks similar to a Tune-o-matic. If you look at it from the side do the saddle slope like this?:



If they do, and the red side is nearest the neck, you should be able to turn it around so the blue side is nearest the neck. That should give you a coule extra mm to play with.
#6
What gauge string have you got on? Going one lighter should help.




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What gauge string have you got on? Going one lighter should help.

i use ernie ball regular slinky strings but i had this guitar repaired and they put different strings on and it sounded much better with those strings.. just don't know what strings they used but i do know that the balls at the end were coloured. But yeah, this is good advice, i'll search for those perfect strings and I think that should be the end of my out-of-tune days. thank you.
#8
The coloured end strings will be D'Addario's.

From the pic it looks like you have roller type saddles in which case there isn't a lot you can do.

As mentioned try different string gauge first.
#9
Neck relief back bow can also effect intonation. If someone tampers with the truss rod at some point & adjusts it, it will change string tension a slight amount. And like someone else mentioned, changing to a diff. gauge set of strings will also.

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I tune my guitar's top string to E and when I hit open note, it reads perfectly in the middle but when I hit the 12th string, it's a bit sharp. I can't move the top string's bridge piece back any further. Is there anything else that effects the intonation besides the location of the individual bridge pieces?