Hello guys, I really need your expertise and experience regarding this matter ANY help will be greatly appreciated, I have been reading the whole week about guitar setups and watching videos, I do have a bit of experience myself but this time Im lost.
I bought this 1994 MIJ s540bm, the guitar seems to be in pretty good shape and Im trying to get it set up as comfortable and correctly as possible.
My first question is in relation to the gap that can be seen where the neck meets the body and the noticeable angle of the neck in relation to the body as can be seen in picture number 1 Is this angle/gap right?
Now to better ask the question is it right in relation to the neck bow that can be seen on picture 2? Do I have too much neck relief?
When I fret the first and last frets I measure at the center of the neck, right on the 9th or 10th fret I can see a considerable gap, about 1mm.
The tremolo angle seems right to me, as described by Rick at Ibanez rules.com the knife edges seem to be parallel to the body.
What i want to achieve?
My action seems pretty good, I dont like silly low action, I like to be able to bend a lot quite comfortably.
I recently restringed the guitar with the same gauge (.9s) and it seems that I lost quite a bit of sustain, so basically SUSTAIN is my main goal here.
Thanks is advance.