#1
Hey,
My Yamaha F-325 acoustic guitar has been sounding pretty odd. My dad gave me this guitar a while ago for my birthday. On the D-string, everytime I place my fingers on any fret it sounds flat. I didnt notice the sound until my cousin came over and said it didnt sound right. He also has the same guitar. How can I fix this.
#5
maybe new strings are needed?
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#7
The tuner says its tuned correctly and I have changed the strings twice. It still doesnt sound right.
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#10
When you say "slightly"....Would you nknow anything was wrong if you weren't using a tuner?

My acoustic does that on all the strings, but I couldn't care less, cos it's not enough to sound wrong.

And you want to look into earvana nuts, they're supposed to solve this problem, but I'm not sure if you get acoustic versions.
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#11
intonation might be off
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how much do u think the reapir will cost?

I'm not that sure... but be prepared to pay 5-10$ USD. If the store asks you for about 20$ its a ripoff, probably.
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#13
It depends what is wrong with your guitar, for the price. But I do think it is a good idea to take it to a repair shop, it is hard to diagnose something like that over the internet.
#15
It's probably the intonation. If the open strings is in tune but when you fret it further up the neck it's not in tune, the intonation needs to be adjusted.
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Definitely sounds like an intonation problem. Unfortunately, most acoustics won't let you adjust the string length. Is there a way to fix intonation on acoustics?
#18
Intonation is how long your strings are in relation to your fretboard.

If your strings get sharp the further towards the bridge, then your string is too short, and you need to pull the saddle on that string backwards.

If your strings get flat the further towards the bridge, then your string is to long and you need to push the saddle on that string forwards.
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#19
here you go
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/intonate.htm

what you have to do:
tune the 6th string to an E, play the 6th string on the 12th fret, if its higher than E, adjust the saddle away from the neck. if its lower than E, adjust the saddle closer to the neck. then do the same on the 5th string, 4th string, etc.

don't forget to retune the retune every time you adjust the bridge, even a little.
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#20
there aren't saddles on many acoustic guitars though. How do you adjust the intonation on those?
#21
oh... i thought you were talking about electrics. i don't know much abot acoustics, but i heard you'll need replace parts and stuff...
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#22
aww man.. that sucks for me then. mine is acoustic.

thanks for the info though.
#23
adjusting the intonation for an accoustic requires filing down the bridge, its a very precise and delicate procedure that needs to be done by a pro.
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