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Paul Bodiam06/12/2016 14:42:57
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Hi all.

Thought you might like to see a guitar repair I was recently asked to do.

This was a child's (half-size) classical guitar that had been knocked over onto a hard floor.

The head had snapped off along the grain so a repair was pretty straighforward..  It is typical of cheaper instruments that the grain doesn;t run true in the neck - all the intruments that I build use quater-sawn or rift-sawn baords for the neck with the grain running along the neck for both stability and strength.

A large chunk of the original veneer was missing so I decided to strip off the remaining veneer and fit a new mahogany head-facing.

Sanded, sealed, polished with micromesh and finished with 3 coats of tru-oil.

The owner had lost the original ut (the bit that holds the strings in place) so I made a new nut and set the string heights correctly, then returned it to its owner..

 

Edited By Paul Bodiam on 06/12/2016 15:01:09

Paul Bodiam06/12/2016 14:48:15
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Edited By Paul Bodiam on 06/12/2016 14:56:05

Derek Lane06/12/2016 19:03:41
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The job a good one Paul. A master at work sir

David A. Moody07/12/2016 04:20:53
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Wow, thanks. My wife has broken her guitar in a similar way and I've been wanting to fix it, but never been sure how. Thanks for the tips!

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