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 Post subject: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:45 pm 
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I was fortunate enough to get a 1933 L-00 at a local auction for $41 - however - the back was splintered, there was a hole in the side, and the top had half a dozen cracks. It looked like someone smashed it over a bedpost. I had never done a repair before - just built 4 guitars. I got advice from at least 2 knowledgable people that they would trash the body and sell the neck (which was still very nice) and many more said I should let a professional do the rebuild.

Well this was my only chance at owning one of these fantastic guitars, so with mouse in hand, I did my research. With help from many, and some on this forum, I was able to reconstruct this instrument. My daughter, who owns her own repair shop, says it sounds just like it supposed to sound, and that is the most gratifying part of this. I have posted some of this before as I made progress.

Here is the short version:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/ ... 0428685680

And here is the way-to-long version:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/ ... 344222304/

Thanks to all who have helped. This guitar has a surprising amount of volume and power and is clearly the best guitar I own - better than my Martin 000-28. And at 82 years old, it doesn't need to be broken in!

Ed Minch


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 Post subject: Re: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:41 pm 
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That's a crazy good job Ed. Congrats it's beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:51 pm 
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Awesome! I scrolled through the long version. That is very cool!

Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:34 am 
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Amazing bit of restoration work. I loved going through the entire photo series. Really well done!

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:09 am 
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Amazing work and really enjoyable documentation. Thank you!

All we need now is a listen to it being played ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:41 pm 
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Thanks pr

I dont have a way to record. But I can tell you that it is fun as hell to play and has a very rich sound. Love it.

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: 1933 L-00 Rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:11 am 
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I have a small recording rig. If you are ever over by Manchester, UK look me up!


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