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 Post subject: drastic restoration
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 pm 
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got a new one in this week an employee guitar from Martin. I will post pics soon. to describe this would be difficult. This is one whaky repairs on the head stock
I hope to show how bad a thing can be yet still be repaired

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 Post subject: Re: drastic restoration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:33 am 
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This is the beginning
The tuners were changed at some point and the holes elongated to fit the different spacing. I really like the wood screw addition to hole the post in place. On top of that , the very top there is a metal rod installed . This is horrible amateur work at its finest.
The guitar needs a neck reset , and new pickguard. A few loose braces and some minor work. The plan will be remove the crap out of the headstock and repair that. I will post pics as I proceed.
Hope you guys enjoy this one.


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 Post subject: Re: drastic restoration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Good Lord. Don't you just love amateur repairs? I'll be really interested in how you deal with this.


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 Post subject: Re: drastic restoration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:24 pm 
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This will be fun to watch!


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 Post subject: Re: drastic restoration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 pm 
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Do the tuner repairs make them work OK?

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