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 Post subject: Just a Couple of Repairs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:08 am 
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I have a few repairs to make.

With the exception of one guitar that is mine, these guitars are waiting for various repairs. All are Martins with the exception of one are D-18's, and most were built in the 1940's. One was built in 1954 and another in 1961. Most need neck reset. My client replaces all plastic nuts, saddles, and bridge pins with fine grade bone and buffalo horn (for the bridge pins).

A couple have cracks that need to be dealt with. With the rain and flooding in West Virginia, I bought a dehumidifier for the workshop to maintain ~50% rh. I opened the cases a little bit to dry out the guitars but I just got a guitar rack so I can take them out of the cases safely and put them into the rack.

I know you can't see it, but each case has a pad under it to protect it, and the guitars are actually leaning against a short work table, so they're secure and can't fall over or out of the cases. They'll go on the rack today.

On top of what's photographed, I have the 1931 OM-45 Authentic build. I've been working on the 1954, which unfortunatly, needed to be stripped. Someone put a gallon of polyurethane on it, and decided that it looked so good, that a second gallon would make it even better. They made sure that the top had a few extra coats.

It was so much fun to strip! The photos show the stripped guitar, which is now awaiting a neck reset, finish and set up.

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I also have 2 Gurians that only needed good set ups. I think it's time to expand the workshop.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:09 am 
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I've got the adhesive for the pickguard off of the guitar now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:22 am 
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Looks like you're keeping busy!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:01 pm 
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Holy Cow Diane. How did you get your name out there enough that you have this many interesting instruments to work on?

Ed


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:17 pm 
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ruby@magpage.com wrote:
Holy Cow Diane. How did you get your name out there enough that you have this many interesting instruments to work on?

Ed

Ed, believe it or not, it came from selling my first guitar to the right person. He's a collector of vintage Martin's and "up and coming " luthiers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:19 pm 
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I have a couple more incoming. I'll let you know what I find.


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