I live in Bucharest, Romania.
I am not a luthier, I just like to use tools and make things with my own hands.
I have read Mr. Ford frets.com and also all the discussions here and I found a lot of invaluable information and I thank you for this.
I did some minor repairs to my guitars and I repaired a broken peghead on an EKO Ranger.
Now, my problem: I bought a Sigma 12 strings from Ebay with a broken peghead that was profesionaly repaired previously. Is in very good cosmetic condition, with very litle wear but the bridge is rotated and the top is bellied.
All the braces are glued and the bridgeplate is in good shape. The bridgeplate is laminated with 4 or 5 layers, only the first layer is missing some wood between pin holes.
You can see in the pictures how much is the top bellied. In these pictures the guitar is without strings.
The action is a little too high, it can be reduced by shaving the saddle but the problem is the intonation that is sharp on all strings because of the bridge rotation.
As I can't afford to buy an expensive guitar and I like very much how this one sounds, I would like to flaten the top. And because I want to do all the work by myself, the costs and the time wouldn't be a problem. That would be also a very good way to learn.
I know about JLD Bridge Doctor but I hope to receive advice from you.