What is the most appropriate strings action for my guitar?top ▲
Strings action is one of the most common questions when talking about guitar adjustments because it is related to player's comfort. Strings action has been thoroughly checked in each Alhambra guitar in order to adjust it to certain parameters looking for a compromise between comfort and guitar's features, always based on experience and users' comments.
That is why we can find different heights in Alhambra guitars, according to classical, classical concert, flamenco, cut-away models,... Classical concert models, 8P, 9P, 10P and 11P, are used by players with a certain knowledge and level, so we use a height that let s them get the maximum features from the instrument with no inconvenience when playing. Their experience lets them get a stronger pulsation during a longer period of time. The traditional rule is: the bigger height, the stronger sound you get and, the smaller height, the better comfort (because the pressure put on the string is inferior).
However, it is important to mention that you cannot lower the strings all that you want, because there is a limit marked by buzzing problems. Alhambra classical studio guitars and for beginners have an inferior height than classical concert models, always looking for the above mentioned compromise between features and comfort according to the profile of the player buying these models.
On the other hand, we would like to mention that strings height in flamenco guitars is much lower than in classical models. In flamenco models, we obtain this height by using a certain angle in the neck, and not only by lowering the nut and the saddle.
Besides, you must bear in mind that flamenco players have a different technique than classical ones, so the appearance of buzzing does not represent a problem for them. (A player with a classical technique will always have buzzing problems with an authentic flamenco guitar).