So I decided to remove the binding and back from a 70's
Aria Pro-II F-5 copy to "improve " the tone. And to explore its innards. Not only has thick lacquer finish, but
on the inside I found what appeared to be fiberglass glopped around to repair a defect in the wood.Very interesting. I removed as much glop as I could, regraduated top and back, then thinned a very thick neck block.
After reassembly, the tone improved significantly. However I now have a forward bow in the neck, and even trussrod and
bridge shaving leaves the action too high.
The question: Is there a maneuver(a well placed screw or two perhaps?) to remove the neck bow,short of trying to remove the neck and reset it, which could bring the action down?
Keep in mind I consider this not only a "beater" now but
an educational instrument as well. Thanks for your input.