How high should the strings be above the frets?

The normal string height – or ‘action’ - on banjos should be set at 1/8” above the 12th fret. Remember that each instrument is unique and may require some minor bespoke tweaks to these generally accepted measurements, but as a rule of thumb, your action should be low enough so that playing is easy and you’re not having to press the strings down too hard, but not so low that your strings buzz against the frets when played.

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