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Thread #161730 Message #3845774
Posted By: GUEST,Mathew
20-Mar-17 - 05:07 AM
Thread Name: How Does A Guitar Survive Heavy Strings?
Subject: How Does A Guitar Survive Heavy Strings?
I have a Fender acoustic guitar that I put very heavy bronze strings on about a year ago. I tuned it a step down and love the sound/ feel of the strings.
However I recently picked it up again after not playing it for a while, and I've noticed that the glue holding down the bridge is starting to loosen and the bridge is starting to come up just a touch.
Is my guitar broken? Can it take the force of the strings? Will it get worse? What can I do to fix it? Is there anything I can do in future to protect my guitar AND have very heavy strings?
Thanks for the info, cheers