#1
Hello guys, I've lurked Ultimate Guitar for years now and I'm finally saying something because I'm stumped.

I have been playing guitar for 12+ years and never learned any advanced maintenance techniques. I am also in the lower class of affordability making the best out of the cheap and sometime knock off guitars. I just purchased a guitar (URL will be at bottom) and it came today, After about 45 minutes waiting for the trem to flatten out so it can be fine tuned, I found that the g string will not come into tune for the life of me. All of the other strings seem fine but that one is killing me. Also, The nut is too low causing fret buzz on the first fret wire. I decided to create a shimmy but don't know what i should use for that task, If anyone could help me figure this out, it would be awesome.

I cant afford to send it back and i don't want a nice wall decoration.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WE858LM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Last edited by curtis.junglepoison at Jun 14, 2016,
#2
I know you don't want to shell out cash, but you really need to start with a new nut and a professional setup. I've never heard of shimming a nut. Unless the neck is just shot, even cheap guitars will play just fine when properly set up.
#3
Try a set up first. If you don't want to do it yourself, a decent tech should charge around $50 plus new strings.
Otherwise, there's tons of setup tips on youtube.
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