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Thread #89847   Message #1698379
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
20-Mar-06 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: Keeping my Martin in tune
Subject: RE: Keeping my Martin in tune
Further to mine above - yes, you do have to finish a Martin. I've had bone nuts and saddles fitted to both my guitars (compenstated saddles should not be necessary if everything else is correct), the pegs holes drilled to set the pegs in correctly (the guitar's no good till that's done to suit the strings you use).

They are both regularly set-up and refretted by Mark Challinor in Otley, West Yorks UK - a master at the job. (He has links from both mine and Chris Newman's websites).

Also, I don't use shubbs for the above reason and would advise others to avoid them. It's just too darn easy to get them a mite to tight or a tad too loose and you don't find out till the fifth bar!