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EJ-160E frets 14 and 15 sound the same


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I know exactly what it is. Exactly the same thing happened to me, during the same month, too...and that's the clue here to what's wrong.


What it is is that your 160E is drying out in the winter months and you are getting a hump where it joins the body. The guitar is not being properly humidified. Same thing you are describing happened to me -- note at the 14th fret was the same as the 15th fret. I thought it was a high fret, bought some files to file it down...then was told it ain't that. So I then bought a $20 Oasis humidifier, put some sponges in plastic bags with holes in them, threw them all into the soundhole of my 160E, closed the case and waited for close to three weeks. Took the guitar out after that, and the notes were back. Guitar was fine.


Your guitar is drying out. Get a humidifier, sponges, put it all in a case and lock it up for two to three weeks. If you don't do this now, the guitar will start to develop cracks. Don't worry just humidify your guitar promptly and your guitar will be perfect again.

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Based on what BeatleNut posted, I did some research ... here some links that may be of interest:


Homemade case humidifier links:



Commercial products:

Dampit Guitar Humidifier

Dampit Guitar Humidifier Super

Oasis OH-2 Digital Hygrometer w/clip

Planet Waves Acoustic Guitar Humidifier w/ Hygrometer



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