VTG WORKSHOP ARCHIVE - RESTORATIONS & REPAIRS COMPLETED FOR CUSTOMER'S ON THEIR ACOUSTIC & RESONATOR GUITARS, VINTAGE & MODERN.
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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 stabilise 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, re-fitting & adjust & re-fit original nut, bridge & tailpiece & set-up.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SUPERTONR 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.

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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.

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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 acccess, re-assemble and setup.

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