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Has Your Guitar Become Difficult To Play?

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” Guitar Tune Up”

Has your guitar become a little difficult to play?  Does it sound, “out of tune”?  Are the strings too high off the neck?  Is the neck warped or bowed?  Are the tuning gears difficult to turn?  Are moving parts rusty?  It could be that it’s ready for a guitar tune up!
A hard to play guitar could be a roadblock to your success as a musician, so if you want your guitar to play better and faster, let Haywire prep your guitar with our ” 8 Point Gig Ready Process”.
It’s like getting it ready for the Grand Prix!  This is the same process that we perform on all of our new instruments, and it will put your “baby” back in shape, and allow you to play fast and in tune up and down the fret board like never before!
Bring your guitar back from the dead with a well-deserved guitar tune up from Haywire Custom Guitars!  This includes cleaning the electronics,  the fret board,  tightening any loose hardware,  adding the proper washers to the input jack and tightening it to make sure it stays tight,  re-stringing, adjusting the truss rod, cleaning and adjusting nut slots,  set string height and intonation!  See our whole process below.

Point 1:  4 – axis alignment of the guitar neck

Each guitar neck is checked and adjusted to be sure it is true and straight to ensure proper alignment on all axis. This step ensures proper action and allows for more accurate and easier guitar tuning, playing and set-up in the following guitar tune up steps.

Point 2:  Inspect and lube the guitar tuning gears

Before installing the guitar tuning gears, each one is checked thoroughly. Each tuning gear is adjusted so that there is no play in the mechanism. They are then lubricated to insure smooth and even movement to make your guitar tune up accurately.

Point 3:  Potting the guitar pickups

We dip the pickups in hot wax to reduce squeal and unwanted guitar feedback.

Point 4:  Prep the guitar body

Upon installing the guitar electronic components, great care is taken to ensure that all wires are properly routed, spaced, and grounded to therefore, ensure years of trouble free service with your guitar.

Point 5:  Level and polish the frets

This insures that all of the guitar frets are level, eliminating any possibility of fret buzz due to unevenness.

Point 6:  Radius the guitar strings

Because most guitar necks have a contour over the top of the neck called the radius. As a result, we adjust the strings to make sure the height of each string follows the contour of the guitar neck radius.

Point 7:  Adjusting the overall guitar string height and the action

We set the contour and radius of the guitar strings, so it’s time to adjust the overall height of the strings from the top of the frets to the bottom of the guitar strings.

Point 8:  Set the guitar intonation

This step is done twice. The intonation is set two times with a 24 hour “seat-in” period in between to allow the guitar to properly re-seat to the new guitar tune up adjustments.

Make your guitar most of all, play and sound like your favorite instrument once again!  For more information, visit


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Ordering From Haywire Custom Guitars

If you would like to order this or any other custom guitar, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your guitar needs.

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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