lowrider Posted February 14, 2009 Report Share Posted February 14, 2009 (edited) So a co-worker friend of mine asked me if I'd set up his Takamine Gs330s. This particular guitar appears to have a solid cedar top. He told me the strings seemed a little high and in the 9 or so years he's had it, he would only change one string at a time, as they broke . I get it home and take a look. Besides being hammered, bruised and beaten, the bridge is starting to rise off of the top. First thought was to put it back in the bag and return it to him. But instead I did a little research on possible reasons for this and what's involved to repair it. The top doesn't look to be bowed, but it does have a few cracks. Is this more common with cedar tops? I know someone else with this exact guitar and it's top has a crack also. I got a mirror and looked at the bridge plate for cracks and it looks fine. I will say it looks very thin to me at about 1/8" thick. While looking in there I see what looks to be the tips of two screws poking through. The bridge has two "plugs" atop these possible screws. Could that be how this bridge is attached? I'm still not sure I want to get involved. On the other hand I'm pretty sure I wont be able to resist trying. I also don't think I could hurt this thing much more than it already has been either. I'm gonna try and post some photobucket links. Any thoughts and opinions are welcome. Even suggestions of taking a match to it. Thanks, lowrider. pic pic pic Edited February 14, 2009 by lowrider Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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