#1
Hey guys! Thanks for taking time to read this. Yesterday I received a beautiful Samick 12 string guitar. It was from my uncle, who got it from an old friend who is a musician. It appears to have been used well and has some minor dents and scratches, and a finish crack where the arm rests. That aside, as I was running my hand along the body, behind the bridge I noticed a slight buldge. What I don't know is how to be able to tell if it was made that way or not. I would post a pic but the buldge is so small the camera won't even get it. I'm sure it's there because I pul a ruler flat on the body and its not quite flat. Thanks for the info!!
#2
sight down the neck, the bridge should be level with the fingerboard, if it's high it's bellying

also action

also google
#3
The top should have a slight curve behind the bridge. If it's coming up that's a good thing. If it's dipping into the guitar you're in trouble and it needs to be rehumidified asap

Taylor has a good video about this on their website
I'm dancing in the moonlight
It's caught me in its spotlight
Dancing in the moonlight
On this long hot summer night


Martin D-28