so my guitar buzzes and sounds like I'm hitting dead notes on both E strings around the 17-20 frets. how do I fix this. it only happens on those two strings. the guitar is a les Paul standard
raise your action a little bit. If you are still getting buzz after that, you might have a few high frets that need to be leveled down a bit.
Does your guitar have a wrap-over bridge or is it the standard Les Paul bridge?
it has the standard bridge
use a screwdriver to raise the bridge.