I was about to put my Great Divide acoustic guitar in the back of my car when someone said something to me and I got distracted (you can see where this is going). I then proceeded to back out of my driveway and crash into a fully loaded seven passenger two ton minivan.
Luckily the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been (shout out to Road * Runner for making awesome cases!) the body got about a four inch long Crack in it. When I took it to the shop today the guy said the bridge was also lifting (He said that might not have been because of the car).
My question is: should I take the strings off to relive the tension on the bridge?