Thursday, January 21, 2010
"My guitar doesn't play in tune...
...even though I've put on fresh strings and stretched them out carefully."
Guitars, as a rule, aren't necessarily precise from an intonation point of view. There are many (and we mean many!) ways to skin this cat. In the example shown in the photograph, it was decided that filling the original one piece plastic saddle bridge slot and rerouting the bridge for a two piece hand cut bone saddle would make the most sense. This way we've changed individual string lengths, relative to fret position, and improved the intonation of the guitar. This is one of many (did we mention many?) modifications that can be implemented on your electric or acoustic guitar (or bass) so that the instrument will play in tune.