i've posted my question about action height on another post, but maybe i'll get some more input here.
i've just gotten a serious uke and it has the highest action i've had on any of my ukes thus far.
my experience with high quality ukes is very limited, so i'd appreciate your feedback.
when i press down on the 3rd fret, three of the strings have that hair's breadth distance from the second fret wire. the "a" string does seem to touch the second fret wire slightly.
when i measure the distance at the 12th fret with my best ruler, i get about 4-4.1 mm to the bottom of the string. i've only done this with the "g" and "a" string. i couldn't get the ruler in well enough to measure the "c" and "e" string, but it seems to be the same.
now this distance is with all the strings in their rest position--not pressed down at all on any fret.
with my very limited experience in this area, i ask you:
is this too high or should i just get over it?
it seems to me that the nut may be fine, but that the saddle is a smidge too high.
if that's the case, how do i remedy the problem (i haven't the tools or expertise to do this myself)? send it to a local guitar shop or back to the makers?
i would appreciate any feedback on the matter.
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