ok, let me ask this again (that was my friend who wrote the original msg..)
My problem is simple. The Tremolo cant move up (pull up) , because its sort of blocked by the actual guitar wood. there a small wooden step (part of the cavity) behind the bridge, and the bridge keeps rubbing against the wood. that causes zero motion when trying to pull up. the bridge is totally blocked by that part, and you need to really pull HARD to make go sharp.
I also took out the bridge and tried putting it back without any strings on it, while manually moving it up and down. when it goes down, it gets stuck in the wood.
now. when i make the action really high, the bridge gets enough room to move when pulling it back, before it hits the wood. but that takes some REALLY high action.
another way to solve that is to make the trem angle smaller,and it gets so high the trem bar hits the volume and tone knobs. so thats out of the question.
could it be they cut the wood wrong? (the part that hits the trem is like an inch, and the solor there peeled off.. u know.. cuz of the rubbing)