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 Post subject: Re: Martin 1947 000-28
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:25 pm 
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thronson wrote:
Hello Diane, Been following your progress and now confused regarding the scale length. The 1947 14 fret 000-28 has a standard scale length of 24.9 (short scale). The one you are replacing is a long scale. Is it possible that the previous repair switched out the original neck and installed another neck with a longer scale unknowingly? From the pic, it looks like the body was built for the short scale?

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The neck is original, but the fretboard is long scale. I have no idea what the person was thinking, when s/he did this to the guitar. My gut told me short scale, but given the long scale board and weird measurements long the neck, I questioned it. It is a short scale guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin 1947 000-28
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:52 pm 
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The neck reset is done, and the new fingerboard as well as the bridge are attached. I fabricated a new bone nut and saddle for her. I still have adjustments that I need to make to the saddle, as well as the bridge pin holes, so that the pins sit straight.

I strung her up and listened to her for the first time. She's not as loud as an OM, but she has a special balance that has made me reconsider the bracing on my next personal guitar.

She sounds magical.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:32 pm 
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I've long finished and shipped this guitar back. Here is the final photo of her. I put the new pickguard on her. She also has a nice, decent case.

If you've not seen this thread, go back through to see the trials and tribulations.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:47 am 
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Diane

Looks great. The back turned out very well and the top was quite a feat on your part.

A question - did you need the dovetail extension piece that you epoxied on? Did you you remove it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:21 pm 
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Wow, that was a fantastic refurb! Glad I took the time to read the whole thread. Thanks for posting the entire process.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:37 pm 
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ruby@magpage.com wrote:
Diane

Looks great. The back turned out very well and the top was quite a feat on your part.

A question - did you need the dovetail extension piece that you epoxied on? Did you you remove it?

Ed


Hi Ed,

Yes, the shim is there. I dyed the entire heel, including the shim, dark brown, bordering on black. Then, as I progressed up the neck, I lightened the dye. This totally disguised the shim, and blended with the BRW sides. The height of the shim is ~ 1/8", then it tapers down the angle of the heel.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Kbore wrote:
Wow, that was a fantastic refurb! Glad I took the time to read the whole thread. Thanks for posting the entire process.

Yes, this ended up being a very strange restoration.

Thank you for all of your comments.
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