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The top string is a little too low, so as you get to the dusty end, it's catching on the fretwire of fret 20. If that's the only problem, raising the saddle on the the string should be enough to get it sounding past fret 17. There's a faint possibility that the fretwire itself is just too high - check using a ruler - not to measure, but as a straight edge. ...


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Unlike a violin, where intonation ios determined by left had finger positions, On a guitar, intonation is largely controlled by the positioning of the frets relative to each other and to the bridge. To a limited extent, intonation can be altered by, say, pressing down too hard on a given fret and taking the pitch sharp. In non-classical music of course, (...


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This could be caused by a really poor quality string. Have you tried new strings?


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