Cool Video : Stradolin saved from death

  1. bluesmandolinman
    I thought this might be of interest especially for bmac

  2. bmac
    Yep... I had seen that video and it helped give me courage do dig deeper into mando repair. My recent (spruce topped) Stradolin restoration was that bad, or worse, but without the big holes, so it restored to very playable condition more or less original appearance. I left some evidence of its age (dings and scratches). Did some fine tuning yesterday and it sounds quite good with a really resonant bottom end. It growls. Mine also has a beautiful one piece back with nice figure. i lost so much of the original finish I would call it a rebuilding rather than a restoration but I did manage to salvage the headstock logo and the original sunburst back (though it is quite delicate).
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