Pepe,pepe wrote:I presume the nut on that guitar is made of plastic. The saddle may be bone, or plastic too. You can lower the action yourself very carefully. You may want to cut a piece of 2 or 3 inch pencil in half (you can do this by cutting with a blade and then sanding the expose face on sandpaper ona flat surface. The purpose is that you place the pencion over the last two frets and mark the height of the fret on the nut. The bottom of th strings should be a little bit over that mark. Some build the bottom at the same level. My higher E is lower than B, which is lower than G. Then the D is at the same hight as B (approximately), then A is a bit higher and then Lower E is the highest of all. The difference between the low E and hhigh E bottom should be about 1/3 of a mm.
You can chose to file the nuts (If plastic, I am sure there is only a little cut ), or chose to file the bottom. A properly adjusted nut is the best thing to make a guitar play smoothly and without stress in the left hand. There is not excuse for factories to leave it high, or the pretext to let the player chose the height of the nut. That could be acceptable for the saddle, not for the nut. The reason they do that is to avoid buzzing, which woudl interfere iwth the sale of the guitar. If you need more indications or help, email me directly and if possible take some pics. I will be glad to go in more details.
thanks for more details about the string action adjustments. Beside the high saddle, I think that the nut on my 45R is possibly not set correctly either; the lower E won't even fit in and sits on top of the nut, sort of half-way into the slot (is that right?). Is it OK to post a few pics here?