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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:15 pm 
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the area under the bridge was actually ok. Once the plate was off I closed up the cracks


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm 
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Beautiful and impressive!

Here's a quick newby question on repairing such an instrument. I replaced a top on existing sides but can't imagine taking a top off then trying to get it back on without gaps. I don't need a lot of details but do you basically just remove it carefully without damaging the edge and then glue it back in? Perhaps clamping a bit differently to squeeze in the sides vs just pushing down from the top (go-deck?)

So cool to have that 000 making music again.

edit - got your article. Thanks! The answer was that you just aligned and taped it on w/ the binding off. Of course! haha.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:57 pm 
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this actually came in pieces if you email me I can send you a copy of a Magazine article I wrote on this
so anyone that wants email me at tippie@epix.net


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:12 am 
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Impressive restoration John!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm 
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thanks
the customer is pleased and I am happy that we saved this old guitar

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Looks great John.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:45 pm 
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You make it look easy, but I doubt it was. It must be very exciting to see the innards of vintage Martins up close and personal. How does a guitar that was this destroyed sound after repair?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:09 pm 
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this about the 10th smashed guitar I put back together.
This thing sound so good. I would say in the top 10 of the guitars I had in my hands.

you could tell it was well played from the wear it had on it.

it will get more the owner is loving it

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:19 pm 
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It seems that the ugliest and most damaged guitars have the best sound.


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