Post by FloridaGull on Oct 23, 2019 8:57:06 GMT -5
Nice looking instrument! That's an older one - before Godin came out with the compound curve top, I believe...
So, check where the fretboard meets the soundhole for any concavity or "dipping" into the soundhole. Check bridge for any signs of lifting, check straightness of neck, check action, break angle, and intonation.
The neck relief, action, neck angle and amount of saddle exposed are the most important. If the action is high, is the neck relief or neck angle the cause. 2 different fixes. Is there enough saddle left exposed if the neck angle is off a bit? This has a bolt on neck so a neck reset is inexpensive.
I have a 2000 S12+ that I paid $25 for. It was left on a stand next to a heater. The worst case of lack of humidity I've ever seen!! It was coming apart!! It took a lot of work, I had to take many things off (bridge, neck, FRETBOARD), straighten stuff, and put it back together. I don't remember what it sounded like. I was just relieved when it was finally done.