how to measure guitar neck relief

How To Measure Guitar Neck Relief – Acoustic & Electric

If you’ve ever played a guitar and noticed that the strings were further from the fretboard at some points than others, it’s because of neck relief. The intention behind neck relief setup is to create a small gap between the strings and frets in order to maintain an evenness in tension (how much tension is on a guitar neck) on each string across the entire fretboard. But what does it mean for a guitar neck to have either too much or not enough of this relief? What if the neck is warped?  Should you be worried if your guitar’s neck doesn’t have any?

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Also look – checking for guitar neck bow

Measuring Neck Relief On An Electric Guitar

Measuring Neck Relief On An Acoustic Guitar