I've had this Gitane DG-250 for about a year now and only started really delving into it over the past few months. As I've gotten more familiar with it, I started to notice that the intonation of the G string, and only the G string, is a little whack. It's about 25 cents sharp at the 12th fret. I put on new strings (D'Addario .010 - .044, which I've been using) and fiddled with the bridge, and it hasn't improved.
So, I've seen some posts here about these types of guitars and their various issues and I have a multi-part question:
1) Do you think a new bridge would solve the problem and if so, which do you recommend? What about a different string(s)?
2) Is it worth it to start getting into modifying and spending money on something that's never really going to be the real deal? So far it's been a great intro instrument that does a pretty nice job with the sound, but my ears are starting to understand why it costs so much less...
Any thoughts welcome!
Thanks and have a gorgeous day.