I pulled my acoustic out of the cupboard last week but after a few days of playing it remembered why I put it away to favour an electric. Let just say its never been the easiest guitar to play.
The guitar in question is a Lorenzo Western Steel strung guitar, it cost me a grand total of £85, so I don't imagine it is that good for quality and I have owned it for about 13 years.
Action around the 12th fret is pretty high, but I do like some of the acoustic tones, although some notes/strings can sound dead. It is currently fitted with Daddario 10s.
Anyway, cut to the chase. Last night for the second time I noticed a big bulge after the bridge prob about 2-3mm, but this time also a depression around the sound hole, using a straight edge from neck to bridge, meassured at about 3-4mm.
Both of these are causing guite big tilt in the bridge and the saddle isn't really doing its job.
Looking from the bridge end, the bridge is also slightly twisted in relation to the fret board.
Now I am going to make the assumption that there isn't much I can do about this without throwing time and money at it, and for what the guitar is worth, it probably isn't worth it.
However, is this something that will eventually happen with all acoustics over time, regardless of cost or material. Or just a case of this will happen to cheap guitars?