How To Set Up Your Acoustic Guitar To Match Your Playing Style
Technique: Acoustic Guitar Set-Up
Your preferred playing style - whether strumming with a pick or fingerstyle - has an impact on how your acoustic guitar needs to be set up. There's no "one size fits all" approach, just as no single string gauge suits everyone. In this video, master luthier Ron Ruggiero (who apprenticed under Roger Sadowsky and now operates Ruggiero’s Guitar Workshop in Yardley, PA.) shows the steps necessary to get your instrument playing exactly as you needed.
Even if you're not confident enough to tackle an acoustic guitar set-up yourself, Ron's methodical approach to fret relief, saddle and action adjustment will help you understand all of the elements involved in the perfect set-up. If you decide to have a luthier look after your acoustic guitar, you'll be in a great place to describe exactly how you want adjustments to be made.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Acoustic Guitar