What's wrong with it.

jake sommers
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Can someone tell what's wrong with my acoustic? On my high e string the 1&2 fret doesn't give of a clear sound it's more of a buzzing or a dobro type sound. Can anybody help me with this?

Jake Sommers
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If its just the first and second fret its probably not the string or anything wrong with the saddle or anything like that. Sounds like it could be a problem with the frets. I would have them checked out, is it an old guitar? Take it to a shop and have them look at it. Worst case scenario you'd have to get those 2 frets refretted if it were real bad.

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Jon Broderick
Joined: 10/31/00
Posts: 3,320
sometimes you can fix this problem by putting some sandpaper (a medium fine grain) between the string and the nut. Put the gritty side down in the groove, put the string on top, and cut the ends of the paper off. This lifts the string a tad and gets it up off the frets.

It's not a good fix, but it will hold you for a while.

A good guitar tech can fix this problem thru straightening the neck, raising the action, sanding the frets, whatever the guy thinks is the right solution for your problem.

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