What is guitar ‘action’? It sounds exciting.

This is not the sort of ‘action’ that you get from the audience after the show when you’re lead guitarist in an ’80s rock band. It’s much more exciting than that!

Guitar ‘action’ describes the distance between the strings and the frets on a guitar. A lower action makes pressing down on the frets a whole lot easier, but if it’s too low your strings can buzz, rattle and lose their sustain (not “ring out”). If you have a high action, the strings are harder to press down but you get a much purer tone.

Because nearly all guitars can be adjusted, you can usually find a happy medium between comfort and tone. If you need someone to fix the action on your guitar, just ask one of the Kenny’s Music team.