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Uncle Phil guitar tweaking (54* d) RE: guitar tweaking 25 May 19

I was looking at a neighborhood kids cheap Asian factory guitar the other day and it got me thinking. The finish was okay, the wood looked decent, and the wooden parts all fit perfectly. My guess is that they were laser cut. However, the nut, bridge saddle and bridge pins were plastic crap, and the tuning machines were junk. Im wondering if I could make a good guitar from a cheap one like that. Id replace the junky parts, dress the frets and do a proper set up, but retain the well-made wooden parts. Obviously Id improve the sound of the cheap guitar, but I wonder how it would compare to the sound of a more expensive guitar. Assuming I could find another cheap guitar with a decent soundboard, of course. Just speculating.

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