3. Your string height is uncomfortably high

Like buzzing, uncomfortable string height is common on many guitars. Average string height for an acoustic guitar is about 6/64ths of an inch on the bass side and 5/64ths of an inch on the treble side, measured at the 12th fret. If the string height is excessively high (for example 9/64ths of an inch) it could be very difficult to play. Similar to buzzing strings, high string height can be corrected by lowering the saddle height, an adjustment of the neck, or a combination of the two. You may also want to check to see if your neck is separating from the body, especially if your guitar is an older model. The glue that binds the neck to the body breaks up over time. The same thing happens with acoustic guitar bridges. Separation from the neck or the bridge will raise the strings away from the fretboard. Both of these problems should be addressed immediately to prevent any harm to the player or the guitar. You don’t want the bridge to come flying up while you are playing!