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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Removing and Re-glueing a Bridge… 1966 Epiphone Texan

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This 60s Epiphone Texan came into the shop with a bridge that was starting to lift from the body.  It was time to reglue the bridge to prevent the top of the guitar from further damage.  During these years Gibson (and their Epiphones) had an adjustable saddle and two bolts that are hidden underneath pearl dots.  This hardware needed to be removed before removing the bridge. Once the hardware is removed, I heat the bridge to READ MORE

Part 2… Martin HD-28 Neck Reset

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Once the neck has been removed it is time to recut the heel to restore the neck angle.  Starting with a very sharp chisel, the correct  amount of wood is removed and the angle will be checked frequently as the work is done.  The final fit is achieved using sand paper to insure a perfect mate of the heel to the body of the guitar. Once the neck angle is correct it is time to tighten up READ MORE

Part 1…. Martin HD-28 Neck Reset

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Due to a high string action and very little saddle left this 1980s Martin was in need of a neck reset.  After taking the appropriate measurements with the guitar tuned to pitch (neck relief, top rise, and angle) it’s time to start the plan of action. First the tongue (the section of the fingerboard that is over the body) needs to be loosened from the top. To do this, I like to use a heat blanket to READ MORE

11″ Maple Brass Clad Banjo….SOLD

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25 1/2 inch scale 11 inch brass clad rim banjo with a dobson tone ring.  All Maple construction with ebony trim.  Goat skin head and raw brass tuning machines and hardware.  A wonderful no frills workhorse…