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    I’m not sure shaving the bridge is an option. The strings are already only 7/16ths above the top. However, y’all have convinced me to have Tom Jacobs look at it. I’ll know a lot more with an expert opinion.
    Mike

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    Welcome to the forum, mjurban, and it's nice to see that you belong to the original Hoboken F-30 club! It looks like you're in good hands and that's a little gem you never want to let go of. Good luck! and keep us informed.

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    .......and, I think Fixit is going to give nothing but good news!
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    Please make sure you buy a replacement truss rod cover and install it upside down. There are people here on this forum that live for that.
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    Just one more

    Here it is in the cheap cardboard case it came in. Iíve promised it a new case also. The Guild website has an F-30 case, but Iíll probably give Jacobsí shop a chance to sell me one first.

    Got to say this cheap little case did itís job for 53 years, but it has given all itís got.

    Mike


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    Here it is in the cheap cardboard case it came in. I’ve promised it a new case also. The Guild website has an F-30 case, but I’ll probably give Jacobs’ shop a chance to sell me one first.

    Got to say this cheap little case did it’s job for 53 years, but it has given all it’s got.

    Mike

    Hang on to that case!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    Here it is in the cheap cardboard case it came in. I’ve promised it a new case also. The Guild website has an F-30 case, but I’ll probably give Jacobs’ shop a chance to sell me one first.
    "In case" you haven't seen it yet, Tom's is also one of the first shops to become an Authorized Guild Repair Center under Cordoba, when they needed to revamp the network after acquiring Guild from Fender.
    He can probably to offer the same case if you want to retain the badging.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    I’m not sure shaving the bridge is an option. The strings are already only 7/16ths above the top. However, y’all have convinced me to have Tom Jacobs look at it. I’ll know a lot more with an expert opinion.
    Mike
    Right, kinda pointless since it's already cracked.
    I think what GJM meant is replacing with a thinner bridge might work in lieu of full reset, he was just describing shaving the bridge as a method used for that purpose, when a bridge is intact.
    I can tell from your comment that you're pretty conversant with the basics of the geometry of neck angle and string height from top, though.
    That'll serve you well when Tom gives his appraisal.
    Keep us posted!

    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post
    Please make sure you buy a replacement truss rod cover and install it upside down. There are people here on this forum that live for that.
    Right.
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    Adorshki, yeah, I misspoke, the bridge will have to be replaced. Should have said a thinner bridge might not be an option at this point. In any event, weíll see what Mr. Fixit has to say.

    Rampside, yes, Iíll hang on to the case. However, I think Iíll retire it to a quiet, dry place in a closet, and find a fresh, young case to assume itís functional duties.

    The truss rod cover went missing several years ago. Itís on the list of things to discuss with Mr. Fixit, but perhaps a fit question for this crowd as well. Anyone know where to get a period correct truss rod cover? I have looked at Hans Moustís site, and the 60ís covers are sold out, although there were a couple others that looked close. Any other recommended sources?

    Finally, anyone know who made the ď3 on a plateĒ tuners on this guitar? They are working fine, although theyíve never been the smoothest. Iíve always wondered who made them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    I’m not sure shaving the bridge is an option. The strings are already only 7/16ths above the top. However, y’all have convinced me to have Tom Jacobs look at it. I’ll know a lot more with an expert opinion.
    Mike
    Is that a top crack next to pickguard?




    If so, its exactly the same crack I have on my '65 F30:




    I noticed also, both guitars have different shapes, the 66 has the mini-jumbo shape and the 65 has the classic OM shape. Did the shape change in 66 or were both models produced at the same time?
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