#1
I have an Epiphone PR5E which currently has a set of 10s tuned to standard. It looks like the area around the bridge is slightly elevated, sort of a small hill rather than the entire front of the body completely flat. This concerns me that it might cause permanent damage, so I'm wondering if there are any adjustments I should make or replace this set of strings with a lighter guage.
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#2
Pics?

Most acoustic guitar tops are slightly curved, I believe for tone/projection reasons but don't quote me on that. However, if it looks like the bridge is lifting up or something to that effect, you could have a serious problem.

10's are very light gauge for acoustic, so unless the guitar has a structural problem I don't see how that would hurt anything.
#3
Here are some photos but it may be difficult to see since I took them with my phone. Parts of my room are reflected in some of them but you can clearly see the bridge and hopefully the roundness of the front.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/indy2/IMG_0209.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/indy2/IMG_0208.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/indy2/IMG_0207.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/indy2/IMG_0210.jpg

EDIT:
I took the photos at the very edge of the guitar with the corner at the bottom of the frame.
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Last edited by Maikku at Jun 28, 2010,
#4
sounds like your problem could be your guitar is bellying, which is a humidity-related problem. do you use a hygrometer where you keep your guitar, and if so, have you ever tested it to see how far off it is?
Last edited by patticake at Jun 28, 2010,
#5
No. I keep my room at around 77 degrees and I assume its at a low humidity. I suppose I need to check out a humidifier to correct this.
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#6
don't buy a humidifier first - buy a hygrometer, do a salt test, and go from there. or buy a hygrometer and a gel pack, which can help with both over and under humidified guitars.

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No. I keep my room at around 77 degrees and I assume its at a low humidity. I suppose I need to check out a humidifier to correct this.
#7
Every guitar has a slight bellying effect from the string tension. It's nothing to worry about.