Set-up is the gathering of adjustments necessary to
make sure your instrument has the best balance between sound and
N.B. Seeing the great number of adjustments and stylistic
necessities, I always advise every musician to learn the few techniques
necessary so you can perform a personalized set-up for your instrument:
Clean body and neck
Check and tighten the screws, mechanics, etc.
Choose the size of the chords and assemble
Check and adjust the truss road to determine the "relief"
and take consequent action
5) Check and adjust where the chords attach on the tuning machines
6) Check the adhesion of the archtop bridge to the body and eventual
Adjust the height of the chords on the bridge and their curvature
in respect to the fretboard
Check circuit and height/inclination of the pick-ups
Final sound check