I'm serving not just as a guitarist and logistics. Also setting up the Merry Band and making them sound good!
Also this is at least 2 weeks in a row that I carried a guitar (last week 2!)repair job home.
But most of all, PM played a fool with me! During Merry Band, he flicked my right ear and moved to the left! I went there and hugged him sideways! Wow PTL. I felt more at home.
Later during lunch, he sat next to me and we chatted about how his daughter tunes her guitar. He said "never"! I shared about wood being hygroscopic and humidity. He felt I was another level. Ha. But it was great bondi
The saddle as it came. It wasn't fitted to the slot and
there were strange v-slots for the strings
Here's the compensated saddle that was crafted to fit the slot perfectly
for a drastic change to the sound output.
The fretboard is slightly back bowed. All sort of buzzing issues.
Nasal on the trebles especially the B string. Not powerful as expected for the laminated sides and 4 back braces. It sound little plasticky. But the open E is quite satisfying.
Could be a loose saddle, it doesn't look like it's from the maker. Could be the 7 fans quartersawn on the side instead of on top.
The slight elevated FB maybe helped a little to reach the 13th fret, but I realised, that the extra neck wood on the higher frets doesn't necessarily make the higher frets sing better. Some Spanish guitars sings beautifully without it.
The sound was restored overtly after a perfectly crafted saddle. That was why.
1) Frets levelled by pounding
2) Action balanced at nut
3) FB and frets cleaned and oiled
4) Tuner gears oiled with superior lubricant; screws tightened
5) Custom crafted compensated bone saddle. Perfectly intonated
6) String dink repair - filled and finished with shellac