INTONATION – Make sure your guitar is intonated correctly so it remains in tune all the way up the neck.

If you are finding that the guitar is going out of tune when played further up the neck when you have just tuned up all of the open strings perfectly, you will need to adjust the intonation. The 12th fret should lie exactly equidistant between the bridge saddle and the nut. If the measurement is even a millimetre off centre, the intonation of the guitar will be out.

A good way of checking that your guitar is correctly intonated would be to tune the string up to pitch and then check the tuning when fretting the 12th fret with a finger against the harmonic at the 12th fret. If the fretted note is sharp, you’ll need to adjust the bridge saddle out a bit until the note matches the harmonic. If it’s flat, you’ll need to adjust it in slightly. This is normally done with a screwdriver or Allen key depending on the guitar’s design. You’ll need to keep tuning the string after each adjustment until the fretted note matches the harmonic note. When all the strings are full intonated, you should be able to play in tune all the way up the neck.

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