YEA, ANOTHER ONE!!! A customer told me about this one on the Facebook Marketplace, about 35 minutes from me. She was asking $25!! I can't pass up another project H162 for that little!! It wasn't played much (good), but it was stored poorly(bad). Lots of finish crazing and 3 parallel cracks in the top going the full length. And the usual high action.
All the strings were wound backwards except the B, and the tuners were really hard to turn. Tuned 2 steps down the neck projects .09"/.11" below the top of the bridge, with a noticeable 14th fret hump. And the bridge has definitely been sanded, it's only .20" high, the wings are .14", and the saddle sticks out .08"/.05". The saddle is glued in with a large corner radii!! There is a .03" gap under the back of he bridge, although the bridge is bolted down.
This may be set aside to be the first X brace conversion.
Yes, that is a wood dowel holding the high E string in!! AND, the saddle is glued in!!
And more cracks!
STILL more cracks!
Yea, more cracks...
You get the idea...
A piece of binding loose at the treble side. All of the binding is there, although a bit flakey.