I bought a Stonebridge G20 CM about a month ago. The action was very high and
was lowered by the seller. The saddle was very low even before the action was
lowered, but now there's hardly any saddle left under the 1 st string.
I took it back to the shop yesterday, and was told that there was not a problem.
The action was perfect, the saddle fully supports the strings.
I have been advised elsewhere that there is almost zero breakover angle on the first
string, and that a neck reset will be inevitable in the future, and the guitar
should not have left the factory. Do you think the guitar should be returned or
if it will be OK? Will a neck reset be necessary or could he bridge be
Please see photos in link.
A month ago and it sounds like a private sale, not sure the previous owner would take it back and if it was a shop sale take it back there is no break angle for the strings really on any of the strings.As for a neck re-set well that should be needed anytime soon, normally you would be looking at 20-40 years.
Yep if you bought it at a shop take it back and look for something else.ship
I agree with FloridaGull on this one. If the neck is straight now and the action is to your liking, it sounds and plays well then it's a keeper. If your dissatisfied then take it back. Unless you get a reverse bow in the neck, regardless of the saddle or bridge it's not going to work any way. I have a few guitars that have the saddle that low, but I like my action very low, and you can always shim the saddle. My favorite guitar that I play has the saddle that low. It's an 15 year old A&L cedar top and it still plays and sounds great. From the side angle photos, it looks to be a string break on the 1st string. As to specifics on what the "standard" should be, I don't know; but just know if I like how it sounds, and plays. If I was a hard core guy who was looking for specifics, then I probably would take it back, especially if I paid a fortune for it.