"Dave --- not to ask a question with too obvious of an answer, but I presume you were able to bolt your brace together by putting the two bolts through bridge pin holes, right? And are you using 1/4" or 10-24 (3/16") diameter bolts or…"
"I got a reply from Michel.
Hi Dave,Thanks for your input.As you may have noticed, Godin's website was completely revamped. The new site has been online for a few weeks. The Seagull website is also being revamped and the new version will be…"
"The top is thin and will absorb humidity and regain its size. The fretboard came partially unglued, probably due to a lack of humidity and the string forces. I've read when a neck shrinks it will not reabsorb enough humidity to…"
"Ah, ok. I didn't know it would rise up again a bit when the process is all said and done. That's very cool how it will retain that arch after so much trauma. Wood is awesome. 8-)
Re: the neck. Seeing as…"
"I've done this before. It won't stay flat, it'll rise up some when it is fully humidified and the pressure is released. 1/32" to 1/16". When the top dries out it sinks, rehumidifying it will cause it to…"
"Um,... I'm not sure if they've always done it, but Godin "now" makes all their acoustics, including the 12 strings, with slightly arched tops; for strength etc. If that was always the case, then, um, you may be technically…"
"I put holes in the top clamp and made a block out of 3/4" plywood to flatten the top. Just pushing on it with the top clamp wasn't affecting the bridge area.
Here it is screwed together, flattening the top. I heard a brace…"
"I picked up an older style (2002 and before?) Backpacker for $75 on CraigsList today. The actions is high (9/64" at 12th fret) but I'm going to design and build a fixture to put it in traction and have the neck bent back for a month…"