I was given a Cigano GJ-10 for Christmas by my wife and mother-in-law. It played very well out-of-the-box, although the action was a little low and the strings a bit lighter than I'm used to. I use gauge 12 strings on my electrics, which are a bastardised Strat and an Ephiphone Sheraton.
Also, I've noticed in the last few days that some of the notes have started to choke (mostly around the 8th and 9th frets on the B and G strings). I suspect that the change of temperature and humidity have caused the neck to move a little.
Now, I was already planning to put thicker strings on to it, and probably a new bridge. What strings and bridge would people suggest? Argentine 11s?
I have made quite a lot of successful adjustments to the neck and bridge on my Strat, as well as replacing most of the hardware, but the lack of easy adjustability of the action and intonation on this type of guitar makes me think that I might take the guitar to a professional to set-up, at least first time round. I live in West London. Is there any shop/luthier that anyone here could recommend?