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Washburn Bluegrass Instruments => Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins => Topic started by: Andrew J. Robertson on July 23, 2006, 11:48:07 AM

Title: M3-SW fingerboard alignment
Post by: Andrew J. Robertson on July 23, 2006, 11:48:07 AM
I've had the mandolin for a few years & never been happy with the action. I have adjusted the bridge as low as I could & even had to trim 1/8 off the E side but it's still too high. A luthier friend pointed out that that fingerboard is misalinged in both directions.
It's angled so that the E side is lower than the G & in the other directio it slopes down towards the bridge. Is this a common trait of this model or have I just got a dud? Otherwise it sounds great but I just get sore fingers playing it![:(]
Title: M3-SW fingerboard alignment
Post by: WEBgUy on August 03, 2006, 04:23:08 PM
If the fingerboard is misaligned then it is a defect. Washburns have a lifetime warranty. You should be able to get it fixed no charge. Check with your dealer. Being as you're in the UK, you may have to go through the distributor. I have the M3SW and it has great action. As a temporary problem solver, you might try lower tension strings.