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 Post subject: I got this to repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Really all he wants is a new saddle and strings. Is there any way to fix the caved in top without going crazy? BTW, it's a Yamaha G-60A.

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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: I got this to repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:51 pm 
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"Really all he wants is a new saddle and strings. Is there any way to fix the caved in top without going crazy? BTW, it's a Yamaha G-60A."

Don't put steel strings on it.
You could probably "sister" the lower harmonic bar with one that is radiused to push the top up in the center. It shouldn't hurt the sound too much, and if these guitars ever become wildly collectable (doubtful) it would be reversible (if you use HHG).


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 Post subject: Re: I got this to repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm 
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Thanks I'll give that a try.

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 Post subject: Re: I got this to repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:03 am 
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I didn't do anything to the braces and it plays pretty good in the first positions. I know this guy won't be going past the first fret ever so new saddle and strings. I'll try to make a new video tomorrow with me playing it but for now I have this video of the finished work. Honestly learning to string this was a challenge but I think I did OK.



[youtube]watch?v=E-XvIx68FoE&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-XvIx68FoE&feature=youtu.be

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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: I got this to repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:10 am 
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Trying everything to get this to embed.

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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: I got this to repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:40 am 
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this is a classical so the neck angle will be different than a steel string guitar. Also action should be a touch higher.

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