Setting up a guitar — what does it mean?

  • Putting on new strings
  • Wiping down the body, neck and fingerboard
  • Checking and setting neck relief by making adjustments to the truss rod
  • Setting the bridge plate (for floating bridges)
  • Setting the bridge height
  • Checking the nut height
  • Intonation

The guitars the foundation donates are not set up. If you would like to hire one of our inspectors to do this for your instruments at a discounted rate of $35 each, please email Robert who will put you in touch with the inspector directly.