New Guild D55 potential issue

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Hello. I received my new D55 (Purchased new but the serial states 2018) today and there are some things that concern me. Firtst the action at 12th Fret are Low E 1.75mm and High E 1.25mm. There is plenty of saddle in the bridge and a litle neck relief. Looking at the neck it seems straight but there is a small Hump on both side of the fretboard at the point where the neck meets the body. Is that hump normal on Guilds?Also after thew hump the fretboard aseems like its going downslope. Its exactly like this -----> https://www.daveswoodstockmusic.com/images/pages/humidity4_sinkage.jpg

Also setting a straight ruler in the frets the end of the ruler stands a bit above the bridge and not touching it like the neck was overset. Do you think the hump i s a symptom of a dry guitar and by humidifying it will come to normal?What should i do? IOfcourse i will have it checked by a luthier tomorrow as now its night over here. Do you think is a gfood idea to put Music Nomad humidifier in the case?
 

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A hump at the neck/body joint is a fairly common occurrence on fairly new instruments. Easily remedied by leveling the frets. Falloff from the twelfth fret is also built in so high notes don't buzz. Any issue should be addressed as warranty issue.

My mandolin developed this after two years and I had to level and crown the frets. All is well. Wood can settle or not as the case may be as an instrument reacts to tension. This is NOT a truss rod issue. Let the luthier tell you if it needs a humidifier or not. A bit over the bridge is fine, a bit under is problematic.
 

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I bought a new Guild F40 a month ago. I was ready to do a fret job on it. The ends were sticking out from the fretboard some frets were higher than others. I thought just replace them all and do it right. This was until I discovered just a short time later the F40 was dried out. After 3 days of ample humidification the frets and fretboard looked nearly perfect. I only had 2 frets that needed touched up and 1 fret end needed taken care of. I'd start there and see what happens first.
 

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The sides of the frets start sticking out of the wood "fret sprout".

Usually means the guitar is too dry, but in many case such as with electrics that never get cased and lead rough lives or any guitar that has had permanent shrinkage in the wood causing the frets to stick out, they have to be expertly filed down.

I've been doing it for years, a skill you need if you buy old guitars.

Here's what looks to be a nice inexpensive file.


And Dan Erlewine, pre eminent guitar repairman.

 

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Neck set is spot on . Also fretboards usually have a 3 deg slant nose diving to the sound hole . I Know boutique builders do this . The depression across the top . Guitars have a radius tops so the center of the top would be the high point. But I can’t tell if the top has a small sunken spot also .
Action looks low for me but not for others it’s subjective. 😊
 
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Neck set is spot on . Also fretboards usually have a 3 deg slant nose diving to the sound hole . I Know boutique builders do this
I know that some they do. Is Oxnard CA Guild Factory doing it?
 
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