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.
See the Earvana Tuning System in action (YouTube video link).
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.
The Earvana nut is available for all makes of electric and acoustic guitars. Its made of high quality material similar to graphite, and it does’nt require any irreversable work to be done on your guitar. To book an appointment to have one installed on you guitar,call or email now.