I have a D-500 that I'm very fond of and that I've put a lot of mods into. One of the mods was to change the neck angle. The top of the bridge is now 1" (24mm) above the top.
The top is succumbing to the increased down pressure and is now flat. The 1" bridge would be closer to 13/16", with a properly arched top. The sound is still typical D-500, as near as I can tell.
My questions are: what pattern should I use to rebrace it and can't I alter the darkness that is inherent in this guitar?
I like the sound as it is, but would lift the Hz a bit if I could. I have nicely dried sitka and carbon fiber (as an option for strength).
Thanks in advance
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