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I've got a Takamine acoustic, about six years old.
It's in pretty good condition but over time the action has got higher than I'd like.
Unfortunately I don't think it's just the truss rod - when viewing the the guitar side-on you can see the bridge has tilted forward over time so there's a slight dip in front and a bulge behind it.
Is this repairable or are we talking a new guitar?
A lot depends on the cost and value (to you) of the guitar in question
If its just the bridge coming unstuck - thats easily repairable
But if the dip/bulge is actually on the 'top' (ie the wood is damaged) then Id probably say - new guitar
Do you have a photy ??
......"Bertie is pretty much a zen master..................."
A bulge in the top behind the bridge is naturally what happens to an acoustic over time and, unless its uneven or really extreme, is nothing to worry about.
From what you describe the dip in front of the bridge sounds like the guitar might be too dry-I had a Martin CEO5 I bought used and the top was exactly as you describe; rehumidifying over a month or so and everything was back to normal.
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