Keeping this in view, can you lower saddle guitar?
Lower your acoustic saddle can take a little time if you haven’t done it before, so make sure you actually need to lower the saddle before you start. Measuring the action on your acoustic guitar bridge is easy. Simply take a ruler and measure the distance between the 12th fret and the bottom of the 1st and 6th string.
Additionally, can you lower the bridge on a guitar?
Also know, how do I lower my acoustic bridge?
To lower the action on your acoustic guitar, find the truss rod screw, then use an allen wrench or nut driver to adjust the action. Alternatively, loosen the strings and take off the lower 3 strings to remove the saddle from the bridge.
How do I lower the action on my guitar?
You raise or lower the saddle by turning the hex screws with a tine hex wrench. Turn the screw clockwise to raise the saddle; turn it counter-clockwise to lower the saddle. If the saddle has two hex screws, be sure to turn them the same amount so that the saddle stays level.
If your guitar’s intonation is out or the guitar feels awkward to play compared to other guitars, the action may be too high. High action can throw off your guitar’s intonation because you need to push the string further to reach the fret. The distance you push the string causes the note to bend out-of-tune.
Measuring at the 12th fret (as in the photo), the action height should be 2.6 mm for Steel String Acoustic guitar, 1.8 for electric, 2.0mm for bass and 3mm for a Classical.
Use a ruler or straight edge to mark and shade the area to remove with a pencil. As in the above example, if you want an action decrease of 1mm at the 12th fret, you’ll need to double it and remove 2 mm marked on the bottom of the white saddle.
If you want to reduce the action at the 12th fret by 1mm you will have to sand off 1.5mm from the saddle bottom. Remember, you will need to have a different reading for the sixth and first strings, it’s likely that one side of the saddle will need more sanding than the other.
Calculating your ideal saddle height based on your inseam is easy. On average, the seat height should be 109% of your inseam. You can thus use your calculator to multiply your inseam in millimetres by 1,09. Multiply by 1,09 and you know your correct saddle height.