Hi guys, first off big thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help me out. I've just bought a guitar for my wife and its causing me a huge headache. The low E and A strings buzz absolutely no matter what is done to the guitar. I'll walk you through what I've done so far and my observations. I've tried to search all the threads on all the forums I could find before being annoying and registering and posting! but I just can't get any headway on this. Ive been tinkering for about 4 hours. Guitar in question is a squire jagmaster. the one that's basically like a double HB strat (strat style trem) but with the offset body of the jazzmaster/jaguar. the guitar was purchased second hand but was sold "like new", it still had the pickguard plastic on it. looked like it had not really been played. there were definitely no changes or modifications made. the nut is def original. theres no fret wear. the frets dont look to be lifting or anything weird like that. The finish of the guitar in general seems almost perfect, the fret ends especially feel great. the bad: - Low E/A strings buzz like CRAZY. its just absolutely intolerable. All the way up until 12/13th fret and also when open. - Guitar had medium-high action when I got it - First thing I did was try the truss rod as the action was already quite high. I increased the relief slowly trying to play each time in between. I think I completed at least 1 1/2 turns by the end but no change whatsoever. The buzzing remained exactly the same. - Then I thought ok maybe it was already too far into relief ??? so I went the other way. This time I made sure to check with a known straight edge at each stage of the process up until the neck was dead straight while under tension from the strings. The buzzing sound remained constant. no improvement or any change really no matter what curve or lack of was applied to the neck. I played it to check each appx 1/8th turn all the way back up to dead straight and then back down again to slight relief. - Ok so I was getting really frustrated by this point and decided the heck with it, lets max out the action and see what happens. I brought both saddles up to the absolute max and the buzzing ? NO CHANGE. still buzzed exactly the same. the action was ridiculously high. highest action possible, then cycled through lots of relief, medium, dead straight, slight relief, doesnt matter. sounds exactly the same no matter what! can't get rid of that buzz observations: - cocking the guitar sideways and looking down the neck like a gun barrel under a good room lamp I can't seem to see any warping or obvious twisting of the neck. I'm not exactly an expert in this but I feel like I'd probably be able to see it if it was there. I would assume that it would also affect the other 4 strings but curiously they don't buzz at all. - playing each fret on each of the both affected strings, and putting my ear to the guitar, it really sounds like theyre buzzing out on the fret directly in front. I've played and then moved my ear across the fretboard and I really think it's almost always coming from the fret directly in front. so if I fret the 3rd, the 4th buzzes, 5th then the 6th buzzes, and so on. this may be why changing the relief doesnt seem to do much as of course the curver of the neck over space between each fret would not meaningfully altered. - there are no loose parts on the guitar, I have checked to make sure that its not something else that is rattling or buzzing around. I have had this issue on other guitars with a tuner and I think something else at some point - but that's not what is causing the buzz this time. I can't imagine what could be causing such a weird problem. I also really dont think anyone messed with the frets beforehand. The guitar is basically new so I can't make a probable case in my mind for why or how a previous botched fret level could have been attempted. especially a botched fret level which somehow perfectly staggered the frets down increasingly towards the nut to cause this particular 1 up fret buzz. I don't know, I'm totally baffled. Does anyone have any ideas ? Any input would very very much appreciated. the guitar is unplayable as is it sounds absolutely awful. for comparison ive got another strat copy, with way way lower action, that only buzzes out a bit on the low e. It's 40 years old and has been banged around a lot. I know some fret buzz is to be expected but what is happening on the new Squire is just ridiculous thanks!