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Jake Wildwood
Dec-21-2008, 9:21pm
Here's a nice Vega bowlback that I recently restored & setup for a local customer. Thought I'd share it with you guys... nice green abalone rosette and pearl/abalone butterfly! Tone's great, plays like butter (now). Some silly tomfool sprung a leak in his ugly-brown-glue jar however, and "repaired" a top separation down the bass side in an unsightly manner, which I haven't corrected.

I have done the usual: fret polish and some dressing, thorough cleaning, setup, tarnish removal, etc, etc.

However... one doesn't notice it until you're within "hand me the mando, my friend!" distance, which is lucky.

More pictures can be found here:
http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/