Guitar out of tune???
On modern guitars this is a 5 minute fix. On older guitars it could be bigger problem.
I looked up 1950s Levins and they sometimes DO NOT have an easy way to straighten a neck called a truss rod.Levins DID NOT have adjustable truss rods until the 60's.
While this is normal when a guitar sits for a long time, on older guitars without a truss rod, it is a bigger problem when the neck starts curving. But if you cannot adjust warp out of neck AND DO NOT HAVE A TRUSS ROD.... You will have to take it to a professional to restraighten the neck.
Other then truss rod, it could also be the nut at the top. Dirt, Chipped , worn...etc....
TO CHECK IF YOUR NECK IS BOWED:
8th fret should have spring about same thickness as a paper business card.
Also check the nut at the top of guitar. Is it chipped, cracked, dirty, broken? Clean with a toothbrush.
Because there are so many guitar players maybe someone Can help me. I'm Just A flute player :-- trying to play some guitar. I have two guitars one is an old one from 1951 and one is 1 year old. When I tune the guitar And al strings are tuned right. I play the A string it sounds right on the OLD guitar but when I play the c note on the A string it sounds not right. When I do that on the NEW guitar The A string and the c note on the A string sound Both good.Does some on know why and van IT be fixed
thank you Both for the explanition. my Father bought this guitar when he was 21 years old now he is 90 and I try to play it. Because It is a small guitar and my hands are small it fits well for my .So I hope It can be fixed.We have A very good guitar builder in our city so I gone bring it there.
Best decision you could make :)
That guitar has a history and sentimental value.
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