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Hide gluedoesn't loosen under heat, but heat and moisture.
I think that you should DEFINITELY get the bridge reglued, and considera new bridge patch as well.
Cripes, it might be worth it to do what Mike Dotson on MIMForum did a while ago - he took an old Harmony 1203,took the top off, thicknessed it, and rebuilt it with X-bracing. I've done that to a 1260 and it was verygood afterwards...Hi Matt, I took the 1203 to the luthier; we agreed to make it a two - stepoperation: functional improvements first, esthetical works afterwards.
So we agreed to do the following for now:- new bridge and bone saddle ( filling the patches where the boltswere in the actual bridge). The bridge onthe guitar was a classical - guitar bridge.
Maybe the glue ( hide glue) came loose while the guitarwas stored in too hot temperature conditions. Using light gauge and tuning in DADGAD ( lower tension) combined withhumifier in the soundhole, the belly at the bride started to sink. I think that you should DEFINITELY get the bridge reglued, and considera new bridge patch as well.
In your case "9457H7047", the model number should be "H 7047", of which I do not have a listing for.
Is there any way to find out about the age of this little picker? Slight lifting of theneck at the body, but not able to slip a paper sheet underneath. IIRC, most of those guitars (the 1203 and the far more famous 1260dreadnaughts) date from the sixties. They have a site that may help you indating your guitar.
I know John Sebastian played a1260 at Woodstock in 1969, but that Harmony went under right about thattime or maybe just a little Adjustable truss rod or not ? PGrins, Peter Reserve No1 Hi, I have been investigating further about this Sovereign 1203: there isno point trying to find the production date, since the records withserial numbers don't seem to be available anymore. The old bridge hasbeen changed, another one glued ànd bolted, with a wooden strip on theinside of the soundboard to hold the bridge.
So ifnecessary, I would have the bridge removed and glued again; frompictures on the net I understand that originally the bridge of the1203's was glued, not bolted.
Kind regards, Stef Post by Matt Hayden If the neck is getting loose, reset it (or have it reset by a propertechnician).