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There’s nothing more aggravating than when your guitar makes noises it shouldn't. An issue that comes up often is subject of guitar fret buzz. It's a problem that happens often to players. What is it? It’s caused when a string strikes against the top of a fret. It creates a buzzing sound. There are a few reasons why this occurs from the strings on your guitar.
Successful musicians consistently do things that unsuccessful musicians are unable, or unwilling to do. It takes effort and work to be successful.
Sometimes sending a guitar back For a small "Tweak" is not always practical or necessary. Many times when I ship a guitar from the humid deep South to a dry climate the neck sometimes will "hump" up a bit. This will cause what can be described as guitar neck misalignment and sometimes a "string buzz". Very small, almost imperceptible tweaks will result in a surprising results for this type of guitar neck misalignment issue. It is very easy to fix!
Superficial surface finish cracks are prone to all guitars. Importantly, more in used guitars. Strats tend to crack the paint or finish surface in that exact same spot where the neck meets the body. Used guitars are especially more prone as they have been handled more. If you bought a used guitars that was not listed as Mint, NEW or Perfect then it's used. Ordinary wear and tear and surface cracks are to be expected sometimes, so clearly a surface crack in the body where the neck meets the pocket is a non-issue. Equally important, if a used guitar plays well and sounds good and is in excellent playing condition why worry? Remember-most used guitars aren't beauty pageant entries, just good playing guitars. You have to ask yourself? Did I buy the guitar to play it or look at it? When you said nothing about how well it plays but just how it looks it's not the guitar with a problem.
So, how do American guitar players keep guitar companies in business? American guitar players. Thinking they're getting "the real thing" U.S.A. musicians gobble up fake name brand guitars at a fast pace. Solution. Bottom line: Any guitar can play well if it's set up properly-Period! Don't be fooled. Get your guitar set up well. Ask a pro.
Do you have an emergency guitar on hand? If not, why not? Don't you have an extra pair of shoes? A spare tire? Do you have spare guitar picks? Strings? Why not a spare guitar in case of emergency? You may want to think about it. Taking a second guitar to a gig is not just a good idea but a necessity in most cases. Think about having your most prized tool-duplicated for emergency purposes. It's great to have a spare!
I can't think of many disabilities which would affect one’s ability to play a guitar. However, I can think of a few because players have walked into the shop with solid and believable complaints regarding the guitars they play as well as guitars for disabled players.