How Can I Tune my Guitar Properly? It’s Always Out.
Tuning your guitar is easy unless the intonation is off. Intonation which is defined as: “accuracy of pitch in playing a stringed instrument”.
1) First, tune your entire guitar to Concert pitch otherwise known as: A-440.
2) The 12th fret note should match the open string (or 12th harmonic.)
3) Check intonation with a good tuner and new battery. Is it correct? If not then, loosen the string a bit. If the 12th fret is flat, move the saddle towards the neck. If it is sharp, away from the neck. Make small adjustments.
4) Tune the entire guitar to pitch.
5) Repeat all steps for all strings until the 12th fret matches the 12th harmonic (or open string) on every string. Remember, loosening the string a bit will help the adjustable saddle move freely. This should bring your guitar back to life and in tune with good intonation.
Still Have Issues?
Bring your guitar back from the dead with a well-deserved “8 Point 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. Also included is adjusting the truss rod, cleaning, adjusting and lubricating nut slots and other friction points, setting string height, action and intonation!
Adjusting and setting up your pickups properly. See our whole process HERE. Please feel free to inquire about how we can help you be a better player!