I recently bought a wonderful Park Encore from forum member fopa. Here is a pic:
I have a question about the bridge. As you may be able to see above, under the "B" string, the back edge of the bridge is a bit farther back, but there is no change at the front edge -- so the actual length of the B string is not compensated. The intonation on this string was quite problematic -- even as low as fret 5 the fretted notes were quite noticably sharp. So I filed the front edge of the bridge back under the B string to create a little notch, lengthening the scale length. This helped intonation tremendously. Just wondering if anyone knows why this wouldn't have been done in the first place. I assume this design supposed to make the compensation adjustable through filing, as I did. Does she always leave the compensation "unadjusted" on new guitars?
The bridge is quite low and I currently have 5 thin rosewood shims on each side. I am probably going to ask Shelley her make a new bridge of the correct height, and when I do will ask her to compensate the B string.