Hi all, I’m not much of a “high note” player, but today I was playing along with a backing track for Django’s “Minor Swing”, and I thought it sounded pretty good . So, encouraged by my own playing ( ), up the neck I went, but there it was: a dead note on the high E string, at the 15th fret! Bummer! 14th, perfect, 16th, perfect. All other strings on the 15th, perfect. Any thoughts/ideas on this? Acoustic guitar, Epi Masterbilt EF-500-RA.
That doesn’t sound right …sorry for the silly joke…is your string damaged at one of those 2 frets? just a little dent, or the fret in that place, but you had already seen that yourself i guess… my knowledge about this does not go any further,
It might be the result of some uneven fret heights or the fret getting loose. You could check it with a fret rocker or take it to a luthier for a check-up.
Silly but funny
Anyway, I took a closer look, and that particular fret has come loose en sits out of the slot. Not much, but enough to be a nuisance
Probably the drought of the last weeks
Aaa…yes of course. …And now ,do you have a guitar shop in your area or are you handy with this yourself?
@roger_holland there is a very good luthier where I live, and he’s a friend of mine