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Guitar out of tune???

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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 Marzo 24 2021 20:56
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What guitars are they? Electric? Acoustic? Classic? Post some pictures :)
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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.
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Could be the Intonation....
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Edited by bluvation on Marzo 24 2021 22:18
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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.
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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

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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 Marzo 25 2021 10:24
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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.

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Beautiful guitar! I would take to a professional. It is worth it.
That guitar has a history and sentimental value.
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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 :)
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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
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