i hear people say that you should
get your guitar intonated, but i'm
not sure what it means. i kinda thought
that it just meant tuned, but i now know
it's not that. could someone please clarify?


this is kinda sad, cause i've been playing for 5 years.
basically how good the tuning is all the way up the neck. usually measured by seeing how near the strings are to standard tuning (but one octave up) at the twelfth fret.
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix
That's basically it. You check the intonation by fretting the natural harmonic at the 12th fret, and then the fretted note at the 12th fret. The two should match perfectly. If the fretted note is sharp, the bridge saddle for that string needs to be moved back (increase the string length) to lower the pitch. If the 12th fret note is flat, the saddle needs to move forward (shorten the string length) to match. You do this on each individual string.
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