Home »Forum»Open mic at the Blue Iguana »Guitar out of tune???

Guitar out of tune???

posted on #1
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 136
Joined: 29.04.16
Because there are so many guitar players maybe someone Can help me. I'm Just A flute player :-- trying to play some guitar. I have two guitars one is an old one from 1951 and one is 1 year old. When I tune the guitar And al strings are tuned right. I play the A string it sounds right on the OLD guitar but when I play the c note on the A string it sounds not right. When I do that on the NEW guitar The A string and the c note on the A string sound Both good.Does some on know why and van IT be fixed
Edited by Navota on März 24 2021 20:56
music is the language all people understand so lets make music instead of war❤
posted on #2
User Avatar
Administrator
Posts: 1143
Joined: 27.09.14
What guitars are they? Electric? Acoustic? Classic? Post some pictures :)
posted on #3
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 136
Joined: 29.04.16
The old one is a Levin from 1951 An acoustic [img]https://wloops2.r.worldssl.net/galleries/38360/files/4fbcecb67f8f37be8ad0c01a20a2f62d.jpg[/img] The tuners of the guitar are replaced because the where not working right Anny more.
music is the language all people understand so lets make music instead of war❤
posted on #4
User Avatar Mitglied
Posts: 92
Joined: 02.06.18
Could be the Intonation....
[youtube]bI9ZrcF9xzg[/youtube]
Edited by bluvation on März 24 2021 22:18
posted on #5
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 100
Joined: 19.09.18
You probably have a warped neck.
On modern guitars this is a 5 minute fix. On older guitars it could be bigger problem.

I looked up 1950s Levins and they sometimes DO NOT have an easy way to straighten a neck called a truss rod.Levins DID NOT have adjustable truss rods until the 60's.
While this is normal when a guitar sits for a long time, on older guitars without a truss rod, it is a bigger problem when the neck starts curving. But if you cannot adjust warp out of neck AND DO NOT HAVE A TRUSS ROD.... You will have to take it to a professional to restraighten the neck.



[img]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NDChndvPK6g/maxresdefault.jpg[/img]

Other then truss rod, it could also be the nut at the top. Dirt, Chipped , worn...etc....




TO CHECK IF YOUR NECK IS BOWED:
8th fret should have spring about same thickness as a paper business card.

[img]http://www.prsguitars.com/images/support/truss_rod_adjustment.gif[/img]

[img]https://www.maltarockacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Feeler-Gauge-300x228.jpg[/img]

BAD:

[img]https://guitargearfinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/bowed-guitar-neck.jpg[/img]

Also check the nut at the top of guitar. Is it chipped, cracked, dirty, broken? Clean with a toothbrush.
Edited by LittleWing on März 25 2021 02:02
posted on #6
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 136
Joined: 29.04.16
Navota wrote:
Because there are so many guitar players maybe someone Can help me. I'm Just A flute player :-- trying to play some guitar. I have two guitars one is an old one from 1951 and one is 1 year old. When I tune the guitar And al strings are tuned right. I play the A string it sounds right on the OLD guitar but when I play the c note on the A string it sounds not right. When I do that on the NEW guitar The A string and the c note on the A string sound Both good.Does some on know why and van IT be fixed

music is the language all people understand so lets make music instead of war❤
posted on #7
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 136
Joined: 29.04.16
thank you Both for the explanition. my Father bought this guitar when he was 21 years old now he is 90 and I try to play it. Because It is a small guitar and my hands are small it fits well for my .So I hope It can be fixed.We have A very good guitar builder in our city so I gone bring it there.
Edited by Navota on März 25 2021 10:24
music is the language all people understand so lets make music instead of war❤
posted on #8
User Avatar
Administrator
Posts: 703
Joined: 07.01.13
Navota wrote:
thank you Both for the explanition. my Father bought this guitar when he was 21 years old now he is 90 and I try to play it. Because It is a small guitar and my hands are small it fits well for my .So I hope It can be fixed.We have A very good guitar builder in our city so I gone bring it there.

Best decision you could make :)
clusters Clusters CLUSTERS !!!!!!
posted on #9
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 100
Joined: 19.09.18
Beautiful guitar! I would take to a professional. It is worth it.
That guitar has a history and sentimental value.
posted on #10
User Avatar
Administrator
Posts: 1143
Joined: 27.09.14
Yes, take it to a pro, let him have a look and then he can give you an estimate. Sometimes it's not viable financially for repairing - like what happened to my beloved acoustic guitar. To fix it they would need to completely dismantle the neck and re-attach after working on it. That would be so expensive so I could not do it. But in your case, maybe it's a small thing :)
posted on #11
User Avatar Supporter
Posts: 136
Joined: 29.04.16
I brought it to the Guitar builder He is gone try to get the sound of guitar so close as he can get to the right tone <3 :J
music is the language all people understand so lets make music instead of war❤
wikiloops online jamsessions are brought to you with friendly support by:
Fishinmissio from United States

"Better than Facebook..All the people here are the greatest!! Join in on the addiction! This one is the best addiction you will find. Healthy too!"

wikiloops.com verwendet Cookies um Dir die beste Nutzererfahrung zu ermöglichen.
Lies mehr in unseren Datenschutzbestimmungen .