VTG WORKSHOP ARCHIVE - RESTORATIONS & REPAIRS COMPLETED FOR CUSTOMER'S ON THEIR ACOUSTIC & RESONATOR GUITARS, VINTAGE & MODERN.
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EPIPHONE ACOUSTIC - Vintage 1970s Guitar - Repair - Remove lifting & damaged bridge, make good laminate top, make & install new Honduras Rosewood bridge, making & install new bone saddle for bridge, re-string & set-up - Completed for locally-based customer January 2016.

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HARMONY H39 HOLLYWOOD 1960 Archtop Electric - Full restoration of customer's guitar, including supply & fit replacements for missing pickup, wiring harness, tone & volume controls/knobs etc., together with neck reset, re-fix, re-level & re-stain Maple fingerboard, re-paint block position markers, install new frets & re-lacquer, re-glue separating side seams, top & back, removing back to access, repair & reinforce crack, re-fix/glue back - for local gigging lady singer-songwriter - work commencing shortly, meantime pickup, to replace the original DeArmond Goldfoil, has been ordered from Aaron Armstrong at Armstrong Pickups, their slimline, fingerboard mounted model, with goldfoil voicing - http://www.armstrongpickups.co.uk/jazz-guitar-pickups/armstrong-pickup-5-tr/ with - guitar is same type as the one in Photo #5.

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HARMONY H950 MONTEREY 1963 Archtop acoustic - Supply & Fit new Stewmac Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Bell-end, Relic nickel - Completed for local gigging guitarist customer May 2017 - Photo #4.

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MASURU KOHNO No.5 1968 CLASSICAL - Removed old/worn frets, re-levelled worn, but very nice Rosewood fingerboard, install new frets, re-string with La Bella 820 Red Flamenco strings & set-up with good, problem-free, low action - Completed for customer on Teeside June 2017 - Photo #3 - Customer Feedback - "Wow!!!. Thrilled and delighted with your work. Just one regret, wish I had known of you sooner and had the guitar work done years ago!"

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MONTGOMERY WARDS VINTAGE USA c.1935 "HILL BILLY BAND SCENE" PARLOR GUITAR (See Photo) - Restoration & Partial rebuild, failed neck joint - remove fingerboard & neck, reset neck, glue on lining to stabilize very fragile fingerboard, re-fix fingerboard, remove original damaged frets, insert fillet & re-cut two fret slots originally out of position, re-level fingerboard, install new frets, stone & re-profile, adjust & re-fit original nut, bridge & tailpiece & set-up - Completed for local customer October 2014 - Photo #1.

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OMI DOBRO - Repairs completed in conjunction with Colin Keefe, Luthier - Check Cone installation and setup generally for gigging Bluegrass player - Check neck join displacement - Remove existing cone, incorrectly glued & nailed into soundwell, damaged beyond further use, correctly re-position perch pole, make & fit new timber spacer block, correct position of perch pole support, fit replacement Beard cone supplied by customer, replace fingerboard dot inlays removed for access, re-assemble and setup - Completed for gigging local guitarist customer June 2015.

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SUPERTONE CREST - High-quality 1936 Harmony-made Archtop Acoustic Guitar restored for local gigging guitarist - Re-level fingerboard to improve action and playability, re-fret, re-string & set-up - Completed for local gigging guitarist customer January 2016 - similar guitar to Photo #2.

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TAYLOR 712-C EARLY 1980s - very nice steel-string acoustic guitar - overhaul including frets stoned, re-profiled & polished, fingerboard dressed, nut slots & saddle adjusted to complete set-up - Completed for customer on Teeside March 2017 - Customer Feedback - "Arrived in fine condition Bob. Thank you for a good job, done."

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TERADA ACOUSTIC - Vintage 1970s Guitar - Repair - Remove lifting bridge & refix, dress bridge to achieve better string break angle, glue & clamp separating section of fingerboard, re-string, adjust trussrod & setup - Completed for local customer June 2015.

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YAMAHA CPX COMPASS - Electro-Acoustic Guitar - partial fret stone/re-profile, purpose-made new bone nut, re-profile/lower bridge to improve both action height & string break-angle over saddle, make & fit new bone saddle, supply & fit set of new brass bridge pins, complete set-up adjustments - Completed for local gigging guitarist customer March 2016.

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