Kaloguitarist -> GK Negra Bridge Sinking (Aug. 30 2021 16:08:54)
I don't know where to start....LOL
But, I do want to say since owning this guitar for about a year and without sounding arrogant, I have made a lot of progress in my playing? This guitar is super easy to play.
I was going to post a A-minor Buleria that I learned from our beloved El Rumbero....But, this is what has happened:
I live in Arizona (temps are usually 110 in the summer time) when I purchased the guitar I was diligent about using planet waves humidifier pack. I would rotate them, but, the sucky part is they would only last a week until they dried out. It became a chore just to recharge them and rotate them.
So, I decided to do my own humidifying which included drilling holes into a traveling soap dish and then putting a wet squeezed sponge. This was more ideal for me.
Okay, so here is the problem after I put the my hamade humidifier in the case....The next day when I went to play, I got some gnarly buzzing..
I thought maybe I had "wet guitar" syndrome, but, I also have to admit, that, since having the guitar, and before using my handmade humidifier, I noticed within in 2 months that the action was dropping all by itself.
Yesterday, I headed down to a place locally owned called Central Music to buy a pack of medium tension strings, as I thought maybe it would help. Before I was ready to pay, I asked the owner if he would look at my guitar...
He said the neck looked straight, but, the problem (and what I have suspected all along) that the bridge is sinking...
I remember not too long ago a former foro flamenco poster owned the same model and the same problem had happened to him. As I recall, he did not even think it was worth fixing the guitar.
Guys, my action is so low the GK Negra is starting to sound like a banjo, LOL I tried medium tension, it too started to drop low even after two days. I took them off because I read the a heavier strings will cause even more of sinking.
Today, i will take my guitar in to my guitar tech guy to see if I can fix it, and how much it will cost.
I am just wondering if it is even worth fixing. I am scared the repair will be a lot. I could put a taller bone in the saddle, but, if the bridge is sinking it will just lower the strings again.
Any advise you all can give is much appreciated.