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    Re: Older Barnes & Mullins Flatback

    Midwinter Sun, what a charming old instrument! I've never heard of the maker, or seen one like it, but it's always a pleasure to see something like this for the first time. Nice workmanship on your...
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    Re: Delmore Brothers

    Charley, thanks for that link. I too am a big Delmore Bros. fan, ever since I found, by chance, a King/Starday compilation, in my local library, when I was in high school in '74(along with a Doug...
  3. Re: 1964 Guild 1964 F-30 Special Brazilian Rosewood

    John, just to confirm: You found some Guilds with straight dovetails(as opposed to tapered)? I've run into those on '70's era Gibsons, but was not aware Guild used them too.

    I've only done one...
  4. Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Thanks for all your replies. I’m placing an order with Blacksmith Bolt Company.
  5. Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

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    Can anyone tell me the exact size screws needed to attach the pictured bracket, to the F-4 pickguard, in my photo?
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    Re: Mildewed Instruments

    I recently used an ozone generator, to de-mildew several vintage cases. Seemed to work well. One needs to be able to isolate the generator, to avoid breathing the ozone.
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    Re: Value of a good restorer

    Absolutely beautiful restoration!
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    Re: Refretting

    I used to think and say, guitar repair isn't rocket science: but after having to undo or redo numerous inept, bungled 'repairs', I began to think, ...maybe it is rocket science!
  9. Re: 1914 gibson H1 mandola sagging top, and bowed neck

    A few clarifications:
    The top brace is not loose(it has been reglued previously).
    My plan to remove the fingerboard & plane the neckshaft is to correct excessive neck upbow, not a low bridge, or...
  10. 1914 gibson H1 mandola sagging top, and bowed neck

    I have this one on my bench for a repair estimate. Attached are photos, but the quality is poor, as the sag is difficult to catch, in a photo(but easy to see with the naked eye). I've been doing some...
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    Re: Refretting

    As important as the tools, and the helpful guidance from the previous posts, I suggest first practicing on several instruments that are not your favorites, and/or valuable.
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Yes, I believe it's stained maple, and it looks like bird's eye. Burl would not, I think, be suitable for instrument building.
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    Re: Help Identify This Old Gibson I Bought

    I second rcc56's suggestion of the Dampit brand or type(Humitron is another). In my repair work, I have had to repair the damage caused by other types(Oasis 'bag' suspended in the strings, and the...
  14. Re: A question for luthiers - from a non-luthier

    I do feel, or believe, that my perception, of how well an instrument plays, can be affected by the quality of it's sound. I have several vintage Epiphone acoustic archtops, on all of which I've done...
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    Re: 1957 EM200 disintegration of tuner buttons

    If the originals don't work well(are not smooth turning: have excessive gear lash), I'm all for replacing them. However, if they do work well, then replace the buttons(as I did on a '57 Fender...
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    Re: Installing K&K Twin With Hide Glue

    Pops1, just curious, what caused you to remove a dozen of the K&K p/us?
  17. Re: Seeking vintage tenor guitar neck for a project

    That would be guitar scale: looking for tenor scale, 23".
  18. Re: Seeking vintage tenor guitar neck for a project

    Jim, that is one fine restoration...or resurrection. Well, mine's not at the top of my to-do list yet, so I've got some time for looking.
  19. Re: Seeking vintage tenor guitar neck for a project

    If i can actually find a vintage neck, I can probably modify the neck dovetail, or mortise in the body.
    I've seen the $600 wreck on eBay: for that price, and in that condition, I'd make one. There...
  20. Seeking vintage tenor guitar neck for a project

    WTB as above, Epiphone, Gibson, or? For a project(resurrect a 41 Epiphone arch top body into a tenor guitar).
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    Re: Delmores Tenor Tuning?

    I discovered the Delmore Bros recordings, by chance, back in the 70's, love their tunes and playing. Saw this post, because now I'm looking to replace the '30 Gibson TG0 I sold several years ago, and...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Very nice job: yes, finish repair/touch-up/color matching is usually a challenge!!
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

    Nice collection, something for every mood. Being particularly fond of acoustic archtops, I'll ask: does the early L-48 have a solid spruce top?
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    Re: What is it? UK auction.

    I love instruments like this: someone had the skill to craft it, reusing a ‘40’s(from the logo)Gibson neck. I’d love to know how it sounds. Did it sell?
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    Re: Which bridge?

    Cumberland makes a great bridge, I’ve installed them for customers. On my own ‘21 Gibson A, to save a few dollars, I installed the Stewmac bridge. It works just fine.
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