on my dads old guitar the neck is bowed, backward. the strings are really high off the fretboard making it hard to play. i want to know if that is normarl for a ancheint well 30 or so year old guitar.
It probably needs a set up done. Not uncommon if it's not kept up with over time.

Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.