Azalais wrote:Excuse me for asking a few questions before anyone jumps to conclusions about the quality of the guitar... There are two things that are completely beyond the control of the luthier: the temperatures the guitar is subjected to and the tension of the strings that the the end user may have used.
Hide glue is the safest glue for a bridge... it will fail WITHOUT damaging the top... If the guitar was left in a hot car (or a truck during shipping) at any time... and if it was subject to other thermal shocks, it could have affected the glue bond... It could have happened last summer, held for a time and not failed for several months. Also, if the string tension was too high AND a thermal shock occurred, the rapid change in tension could have caused it to pop off.
Glue can fail at 140F which is not that hot! A dark color bridge can reach that temperature sitting in front of a sunny window, and a car can easily reach that temperature.
Yeah, you are absolutely correct. In my post, I was assuming reasonable
care by the owner of the guitar. If, as you correctly point out, the guitar has been subjected to the types of extremes you mention, then all bets are off....in that case failure may not be the fault of the luthier. I should know better than to "ass-u-me"!