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By: Guitar O.r  09-12-2011
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Does your guitar always sound a little out of tune? Is your E string in tune, but your 3rd fret is sharp? Its a pretty common issue. Without getting into too much detail, the guitar by nature is never really in tune. Its what you call a tempered instrument and the distance between frets is based on a mathematical equation to find the best “balance” between sharp and flat notes. There are a few ways in which we can maniputate the guitar to minimize these issues, however there are a couple of great products on the market to help us achieve better, more reliable results. One being the Buzz Fieten system, and one being Earvana. For various reasons ( I’ll let you do the research and decide on your own ), I’m a big fan of Earvana.

Essentially it is a replacement nut that reduces distance from the nut to the 12th fret. Resulting in a lower amount of string tension, which minimizes the fretted notes from going sharp when pressed. After having installed a number of them, I’m confident that you will be amazed at how big a difference it makes. The pictures in this post are that of a Gibson 336 that recently came through the shop. With it being such a beautiful guitar, the owner wanted the quality of pitch to match. The Earvana nut was just what it needed. No more sharp notes on the G chord that constant retuning wont fix.

Earvan nut installed

Gibson 336

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