Buzzing A string on many new Yamaha classicals

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Buzzing A string on many new Yamaha classicals

Post by guitarmom » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:08 pm

I have played numerous new Yamaha solid spruce top classicals/flamencos in various stores, and every one has a buzz/rattle on the A string when played open. (151 and 171 models). I tried changing strings at one store to higher tension, and this made no difference.

Recently, I heard two guitars of this type, and there was no problem with the A string.

Does the buzzing work itself out over time, or are the used Yamahas exceptions to the rule?


Post by guitarstudent » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:50 am

As guitars open up, they change. My guitar has started buzzing, but this is almost totally eliminated with high tensions strings.

I doubt I would bother raising the action on it because I plan to upgrade, but if the guitar was a high end model, and it develkoped a buzz (especially with open strings) I would probably increase the height at the nut and saddle ends.

D strings are more prone to buzzing than A though because D vibrates more wildy.

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