#1
Hello,

Yesterday I bought a new strat (Fender Deluxe Roadhouse MIM) and I love it! The guitar plays wonderfully and sounds fantastic. I tried to test out the guitar in guitar center as much as I could, just to look for problems, and I couldn't find anything wrong with it.

However, as I used it much more today I found my D string is acting strange. The open D string and frets one through 12 are fine, but as soon as you pass the twelfth fret, the tuning on the string changes! What I mean is, say you're playing in G minor, then you go up and octave to the fifteenth fret, the the tuning on the D string raises. Just barely, but it certainly does. I tried tuning and retuning, same issue.

Is my guitar completely screwed? Do I need some kind of adjusting? Is it a simple fix or do I have to get it done professionally? Thanks in advance!
#2
It seems you need to adjust your intonation.
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#3
It's a simple fix, especially on the strat. Just google some instructions on intonating a guitar.

Also, it's not uncommon for a new guitar to have minor issues like that. That's why it's important to think about having it "set up" for you.

That includes adjusting the action, string guages, possibly truss rod, and the intonation...
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