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I've got a 2 year old Gretsch Power Jet that I love the way it plays, feels, and sounds. I had a really good setup done on it recently and shored up some minor issues and also to handle the neck really bowing. One issue that seems to remain is that this guitar, much more than my others, can fall way out of whack on the truss rod with climate changes. I live in CO which is the bane of wood instruments anyway plus I just installed a swamp cooler last summer which put too much moisture in my house (or so it seemed). I hadn't played my Gretsch since early November of 07 and went to grab it for a gig just this last weekend and found that I could fit a deck of cards under the strings now. It seems this guitar keeps falling out into big a bow with significant climate changes. I'll go ahead and adjust it myself, but I'm wondering if the guitar has developed a defect. My first summer with it, I did not have the swamp cooler and that winter, I don't recall it falling out as far. Just this last Summer is when I struggled with it and now this Winter. Thoughts? Is this just normal for some guitars and I just have to work with it, or is this symptomatic of a stripped truss rod slot?