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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / "Wow, This Guitar Plays Great!" Next day - "What the WHAT?"

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jun 11th, 2019 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a used Gretsch G100CE archtop last week and it played super good with wonderful action.

I left it out over night in our den. When I played it the next day all the mojo was gone!

I checked and there was a bow in the neck. So I adjusted the truss rod and now its back to "super good" playing status.

Q: Why are some guitars more sensitive to temp and humidity changes? (For example, I leave my nylon string acoustic out all the time and never have a problem.)

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What is wrong with men being men?
Jun 11th, 2019 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

my guitars are in the garage...even though I have an AC unit running during the day, I turn it off at night...

for the most part there are no issues other than reduced string life....but I do have a couple of guitars that I have to tweak the truss rod now and then... I know it doesn't answer your question..but maybe some are just more prone to it...

wrnchbndr

New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Jun 11th, 2019 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Its just the way things are. With every change of seasons, half the guitars in the store will need a tweek and the other half will not.

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Jun 11th, 2019 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

In my new room, my guitars are constantly needing adjustment. Like every couple weeks in the late winter into spring. It was awful. Might have to case the finnicky ones and use the daddario two way system. It helps.

Gaukdawg

Ohio

Say what one more time!
Jun 11th, 2019 02:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I first bought my Heritage in 1986 it would need adjustment every other week but as time passed it has settled down and stopped moving. It is very stable now. It's been a couple years since it needed an adjustment. I bought it and lived in Northern Michigan at the time. I now live in southeast/central Ohio. It seems to me that mahogany moves more than maple when subjected to humidity and temperature changes.

But that could just be my guitars

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GospelBilly!
Jun 11th, 2019 02:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

The vast majority of my guitars are kept in cases or bags when no being played. I rarely have issues when I keep them there.

ps - I noticed that guitars with maple necks and fretboards are more resistant to temp and humidity changes, I guess because the wood is more dense.

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U.S. - Virginia

Jun 11th, 2019 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is interesting. I would have thought having a slab with differing grain would make it more stable due to the join there being stronger. Or do you mean maple necks with a maple cap, too?

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GospelBilly!
Jun 12th, 2019 08:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have no experience with maple cap fretboards.

wrnchbndr

New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Jun 13th, 2019 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've made both one piece and two piece maple/maple necks. Both are generally very stable. Maple necks are fully sealed with a finish while as a rule rosewood-like fretboards are not with the exception of a couple oddballs like ric. Necks with an ebony fretboard seem to be very stable and it follows that ebony is the choice for violin family instruments which don't have a trussrod at all.

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