- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
*These are stock photos. Actual color and pattern may vary.
Introducing the FRH10N, a guitar that boasts a combination of quality materials and unique features that contribute to its exceptional sound and playability. This guitar is equipped with a Nyatoh neck that provides a rich mid-low end, complemented by a Walnut fretboard that offers a well-balanced tonal character from low to high end. The Solid Sitka Spruce top provides an enormous frequency range that offers wave after wave of shimmering highs, along with tight mids and a full-bodied low end, while the Sapele back and sides offer a full-bodied and warm mid-range and a bright tone.
The FRH10N's Modified FR hollow body design with Fan bracing and Side Sound Port contribute to its unique sound and playability. The thin and compact body, along with superior high fret access, allows for superb playability, while the Fan bracing, commonly used for classical guitars, allows the guitar to have a warm and natural nylon string sound. The Side Sound Port on the body side allows you to feel and hear the pure acoustic tone of the guitar more clearly and directly.
The FRH10N's Walnut bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone. The combination of a narrow 46mm width nut and 400R fretboard radius offers easy fingering, while the Gold Classical tuners provide accurate and smooth tuning. The Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle pickup accurately translates the full sound of the guitar to whatever amplification system you plug it into. The preamp is powered by two CR2032 batteries and is designed to complement the guitar's natural sound.
- This guitar does not come with a bag or a case
- body shape FRH body
- bracing Fan Bracing for FRH
- top Solid Sitka Spruce top
- back & sides Sapele back & Sapele sides
- neck C ShapeNyatohSet-in neck
- fretboard Walnut fretboard
- bridge Walnut bridge
- inlay White dot inlay
- tuning machine Gold Classical tuners
- nut material Bone
- number of frets 22
- saddle material Bone
- strings D'Addario® XTC45
- string gauge .028/.032/.040/.028W/.035W/.044W
- string space 11.6mm
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- pickup Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle
- preamp Ibanez Custom Electronics
- output jack 1/4" Endpin Jack
- battery CR2032 x2
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 648mm/25.5"
- a : Width 46mm at NUT
- b : Width 58mm at 14F
- c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 22mm at 7F
- Radius : 400mmR
- BODY DIMENSIONS
- a : Length 17 5/16"
- b : Width 14 3/16"
- c : Max Depth 1 15/16"
- FRH10N's preamp diagram
- OTHER FEATURES
- Recommended Bag IGB540-BK
- 400mmR fretboard radius
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
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Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.