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Guitar Lessons and Instrument Repair

Gibson Standard Action Chart


Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar/bass lessons and complete luthier services that includes guitar and amplifier repairs/restorations, we are also a great resource service. Below is a reference chart for Gibson Fretted Instruments.

Standard Action Chart

All Gibson Guitars are set the same at the 1st fret. Treble strings are set to 1/64" and the action progresses up to 2/64th" on the bass strings

Action at the 12th Fret

As measured between the top of the fret to the bottom of the string.

Bass-side Treble-side
Electrics 5/64" 3/64"
Acoustics 6/64" 4/64"
Banjos 7/64" 7/64"
Mandolins 5/64" 5/64"
Basses 7/64" 5/64"
Setting Pickup Height

While fretting the outer E-strings at the last fret, the outer pole pieces should measure 3/64" under the strings.

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