Problem: a WaRpEd guitar top!

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Issue 262 May 19, 2016

High action turned out to be a symptom of trouble for this guitar. The owner felt the strings were a little high. Taking a closer look, Dan Erlewine finds that the bridge is just about to pop off! A hump had formed under the bridge, and Dan comes up with an interesting solution.

Thanks to our friend Dakota Dave Hull for his music in this video.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Diagnosing out the problem
  • For a humped top, a humped sanding block
  • Silver pencil shows the effects of sanding

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