Just recently, I finished building a guitar from a kit I had bought. It seemd pretty straight forward, and everything turned out fine, just with one issue. When I play an open string, the tuning is correct, but one I play any fretted notes between the first and 8th frets, all of the notes are too high a pitch.
I at first thought that this was an intonation issue, but I realized that when I play the 12 fret on any string, it goes back to being in pitch.
It's sorta like the opposite of what you would expect to see, the lower frets are too high a pitch, but the higher frets (and open strings) are fine.
Is there any way I can fix this without taking it to the shop?