Do worn peg holes affect acoustic guitar intonation?
December 26, 2009 12:45 PM Subscribe
Guitar filter: Will worn-out peg holes affect the intonation of a steel string acoustic guitar? If so, what should I do?
posted by davidriley to media & arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My old $250 Washburn has terrible intonation these days. The twelfth fret is almost a half-step sharper than the harmonic. I sanded a new bridge and a new nut, but there is not a noticeable difference between the old set-up and the new one. Then, I noticed that the peg holes are dramatically worn away
from string tension. Then I realized that this might be bringing the breaking point of the string closer to the twelfth fret. Is this what might be affecting my intonation?
If this is the case, can I fill the holes with putty and re-drill them?