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Erie's top music store & Home Studio OUTLET

Welcome to Erie’s Top Music Store – where the melody meets technology, and your musical dreams come to life! 

At Keynote Guitar, we understand that creating music is more than just playing notes on a guitar; it’s about capturing the essence of your sound and sharing your unique voice with the world. This is why Our Home Recording Center is your gateway to a world of musical possibilities, where you can bridge the gap between inspiration and a professional, high-quality recording.

With a passion for music that resonates in every chord, we curate and offer an impressive selection of top-tier guitar brands and equipment. We believe that the right instruments and gear can elevate your music-making journey to new heights. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just starting on your musical path, our collection caters to every skill level and genre.

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New Fender American Strat needs strings changed to lighter gauge but found manufacturing flaws along the way.

Here I check the string height at the nut on low E. It was .039. Spec is .024 so when I checked all six strings at the nut they were too high which means, from the first fret up, it would be hard to play this expensive ($1,800.00) guitar.

Here I measure the string height at the 12th fret and it is also higher than specifications so this guitar plays more like a $300.00 guitar. The guitar was .080 at the 12th fret. Spec is .078.

My remedy for this Stratocaster was to file out the nut slots on all six strings to get an even lower than spec height and lower the saddles at the bridge accordingly.

I finished up filing the nut and now polish up this beauty, restring it and here’s the tally of what was done. The proud owner Steve Conroe of Piranha Sound in Erie stated this plays amazing, now better than when it came from the Fender factory.

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