Adam Rafferty

My Personal Fingerstyle Guitar Setup Measurements

Last month I was at a guitar festival and a student came in for a lesson.
I tried to play her guitar and find that it was very hard to play. I told her…
“You Need a Guitar Setup!”
Students often think that they need to become “stronger” and push “harder” when in fact – the guitar should become “easier” to play.

This is serious, because if you “squeeze and push” too hard with your hands, you can hurt yourself – and put your playing out of commission!
A few years ago, I personally played Tommy Emmanuel’s famous Maton that he named “Mouse” –

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