Squier Strat Guitar

The Squier Stratocaster is an electric guitar manufactured and sold by Squier, a marque of Fender. It is essentially a re-branded Fender Stratocaster.

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How to adjust the action?

How to adjust the action

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Hi Brian,

Your guitar has what's called a truss rod running the length of the neck. There is a hex nut under a plastic cover on the headstock that gives access to this truss rod. Use the appropriate sized allen wrench (you do NOT want to strip the nut) and first loosen the truss rod (turn it 1/8 of a turn counterclockwise). Then, if you want lower action, adjust 1/8 of a turn at a time clockwise until you are happy with the result. If you want higher action, adjust 1/8 of a turn at a time counterclockwise.

Be warned that a stripped or broken truss rod results in a VERY expensive repair (usually the neck is replaced)!

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To adjust the action you can also use a small allen wrench and lower the settles of the bridge.

You can also consider replacing the nut.

One last thing you can do is remove the screws that atach the neck to the body of the guitar and place a small piece of papper on the outter screws place to give it a little raise angle.

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Do not make any changes to the truss rod unless the neck has a curvature!!

Action adjustment must be made by adjustments on the bridge to each string height. Not a job for someone unfamiliar with the procedure.

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