After swirling that one guitar, I was feeling pretty handy, so I decided to take a look at this old parlor guitar. I remembered I never played it because it hurt my fingers, but I figured it was just because it was my first guitar and I was weak. Now I know this guitar just has problems.
The action is super high. It's literally half an inch at the 19th fret. It shreds skin like no other.
Maybe it's just the angle I took the pic at, but does anyone else see bowing there?
Rest of the neck looks straight to me, though. The heel looks like it's got some issues (using light strings, don't know what grandpa used in the past...).
I think the height of the bridge saddle may be part of the problem. You can also see some possible bowing in these pictures.
Oh, here's the whole thing just because.
Another problem is this thing cannot hold tune. I think it's the guitar itself and not the tuning machines or strings.
Anyway, with all these problems, I'm wondering if it's even worth trying to fix this guitar. Ideas?
Definitely looks like the neck is pulling away from the body at the heel there
And probably some bowing too, and the bridge definitely looks tall to me.