Classical Guitar Setup
Note: The following numerical data is approximate as every guitar is different and each player is unique in their setup requirements. Flamenco players will require less height from the fret to generate fret buzz that can be a part of that style.
1) Neck relief should be in the range of .003 to .010 above the fret to the bottom of the string , as measured in the center of the neck . This is measured with a capo on the first fret and the strings depressed at the neck-body joint.
2) String height at the nut should be .052 on strings 1,2 ; .054 on strings 3,4 and .056 on strings 5.6 . This is measured from the fingerboard to the bottom of the tuned strings on the first fret.
3) String height at the 12th fret on the 6th string should be 5/32 from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string. The measurement for the 1st string should be 1/8 inch. This is adjusted at the bridge saddle .