Joe M Posted February 2, 2012 Report Share Posted February 2, 2012 I mentioned in an earlier thread that I had picked up a pretty nice AJ that was made in 2001 at the Orlando guitar show a week or so ago and that, at first, I had to decide how to get it home to Michigan. I did have friends that were driving here in 3 months but there was no way I wanted to wait that long. Ended up buying a ticket for the guitar since it was about the same price as packing and shipping it via UPS. Got to the airport this afternoon and was told I couldn't put the guitar on a seat because there was no way to fasten it down, that I would have to put it in the overhead. When I explained that I had paid for a seat, I finally got a person who understood English and told me she would refund the price of my ticket (for the guitar) and charge me $40 to put it in the overhead (Good old Spirit Airlines). Figured that was way better than checking it so it made the flight safe and sound back home. If I could have talked to someone in "customer service" that understood what I wanted to do, a lot of time and effort could have been saved (and I talked to 3 different "representatives", each of which was worse than the one before). Anyway, as I said, the guitar arrived home safe and sound. But, a question has come up.....I normally change strings on a guitar one at a time, it's just the way I've always done it (don't want to get into a discussion about the right/wrong way to change strings). Since I wanted to give both the guitar body and neck a good cleaning, I took all the strings off at once. After using some steel wool on the fretboard and Virtuoso Polish on the body, it looks brand new, although there really weren't any noticeable marks on it in the first place. When I put the new strings on, starting with the high E, noticed something I had never noticed before....the string was completely dead, fretting out somewhere on the board. Instead of panicking right them, I finished stringing the guitar. By the time I got to the G string, the E rang out like it should have. All strung up, tuned up and everything was fine. So,is this normal or is this something that I should have checked out by my guitar guy? I'm wondering if, since I've never taken all the strings off a guitar at once that this is normal. What do you think, OK or something that should be looked at? Thanks in advance... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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