almost no break angle... but don't really suffer from string imbalance

my taylor has almost no break angle on the high E string....

and depending on the brand of string, i can lift the E off the saddle...

it's been mind boggling I must say, since the string height and neck checks out fine.. so i've no idea why the saddle'd be so low for such little break angle, and my action is an average 3/32 and 2.5/32", not extremely low at all.

However, i don't hear much or any string imbalance from my guitar, which I'd expect if my high E had that little break angle.

Is there something i should do about it or since it plays kinda balanced, i shouldn't interfere?

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Ordinarily, I'd make string ramps so you get a tighter contact, esp. with the high E, but if it's working for you - keep on playing! When and if it becomes a problem, you'll know what to do. . .
perhaps i don't even know it's a problem....

could i just slightly ram it then? what's the easiest way to make a slight ramp?

but ramping isn't the long term solution ain't it? that's what i've read?

thanks for the swift reply Frank =)

I'm heading to Cali in Jan... i'm gonna pop by gryphon!! hope to meet you!
Taylor bridges are flat from end to end across the top, so there tends to be more variance in string break angle than a Martin bridge which has an arched profile. I'd say if your E string notes are clear, you don't have a problem.
If the bridge saddle gets too low a neck reset is in order. This is a relatively simple job on newer Taylors, as it simply involves unbolting the neck and swapping shims. It doesn't take much of a change to allow you to use a slightly taller saddle to provide a more acute angle for the E string and keeping the action where it is. I do this job fairly frequently and it is covered under Taylor's warranty. Taylor has warranty repair shops set up across the Nation. The string ramp, as Frank suggested, is a good thing to do as the bridge design always leave the high E string angle a bit shallow. I usually am asked to do this procedure when a player wants their action very low and there just isn't enough height left on the saddle to accomplish this.

As others have suggested... If it plays good for you and does not seem to be causing a problem, then it's no problem.
i just went for a reset by the only taylor tech in Singapore... and the fret projections all check out so shouldn't the neck angle be alright?
It most likely is fine. I usually try to leave a small bit of adjustability in the bridge saddle in case the owner wants to lower the action further without doing another neck angle adjustment. I would check with the person that did the neck reset to see what they think about your questions.
I add brass string rings(knarps) to my strings (some take more than 1) even super glue them together stacked so as to keep the wound ending down in the hole.I C/A glue them together to make sure they don't rattle.My 55 D28 is worn badly where there should be ramp!I


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