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    Default Update on Calace Repairs

    A couple of summers ago, I acquired my Calace. It had an ugly looking repair on the neck near the headstock, but it was suspected to only be a repair to the veneer...but when I had someone look at it, they said it was definitely more than the veneer and that it might hold a month or many years.

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    Then, one not so fine day in November, I took my mandolin out to practice and noticed the tuning was way off...and I soon found out why...

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    It lasted two years (with me)

    So off to the luthier it went...it's been a little slower process than I hoped (he admitted to leaving it on the back burner)...but I got an update today (I was hoping to get it back this week...there might still be hope).

    What was hoping to be just a crack that came unglued...turned out to be a complete break...

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    Keeping my fingers crossed that I can get it by the end of the week...or at least in time for the recital I'm playing on in two weeks!
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    Default Re: Update on Calace Repairs

    Mandolins never look good with their necks broken! It looks like a clean break and thats good. Hopefully after the repair there will be no problems with it, good luck

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    Default Re: Update on Calace Repairs

    Update today...

    Taking wood putty off caused a different problem...
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    Veneer and headstock no longer lined up...
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    Proposed solution to add some more rosewood to reshape the join and add some extra strength...
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    Rosewood piece glued in place...
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    Shaped...
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    Stained...
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    And drying (and a view of the side markers I had added (even if it is sacrilege!)...
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    Last edited by KristinEliza; Jun-12-2014 at 6:14pm. Reason: pictures
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    Default Re: Update on Calace Repairs

    Cleaning the gears, lubricating, tightening the screws, re-installing the tuners...

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    Picking it up tomorrow!!!
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