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    Re: The Gibson No.6069

    Thanks very much for the conversation. It's not my goal to hijack this thread so I'll stop posting on the F-2. I've been pondering whether or not I needed to exactly what HoGo and rcc56 suggested...
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    Re: The Gibson No.6069

    I have a similar issue with an early three point Gibson F 2. The headstock was broken off, but the wooden strip in the head itself, is rotted out and is in much worse shape than yours. My...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    This is my first video posting so hope I got it right. Recorded with a large diaphragm condenser mic about 3 feet away from the mandolin, head high.


    https://youtu.be/aFcMPp6vuTU
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Well, the results are in and they are good!

    I let everything set and dry while I ordered a set of special light strings for a bowl back as suggested in another post. They never arrived and when...
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    Re: Mildewed Instruments

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    Re: Mildewed Instruments

    Great comments! Thanks very much. So far, all I have done is wipe them and their cases down with warm water to remove surface mildew. For the Melody Maker, that made a big difference. For the...
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    Mildewed Instruments

    I recently had the opportunity to purchase two heavily damaged, but high quality instruments that had been left in a wet basement for many years. The result was moisture damage and extreme mildew. ...
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    Re: Howe-Orme mandolinetto neck joint.

    This looks like the butt joints that I have seen an a number of early Bruno guitars. It was just held together from the glue tension on the large surface areas. Since the guitar was originally...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    After much though and careful observation, here's what I ended up doing. The wood was indeed so thin that I determined that I couldn't effectively carve anything out. The only effective way to...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Excellent conversation! Thanks very much for your insights. I agree that drilling for dowels won't work here. I've been studying the joint (measure 3 times, cut once!) and there simply isn't...
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    Re: Top repair patch

    That's a pretty good looking repair! You might be ablate get away with a amber top or a very light burst.
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Thanks! RC66, I think you are essentially correct. I need to create a solid support for the neck. The glue joint is simply too small of a surface area to be effective in the long run. With the...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Thanks very much! Just the advice I needed to hear. I have access to maple and walnut, and was pondering rosewood or ebony but will avoid them now.

    RE old glue, yes, I did take time and carefully...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    OK, I cleaned off the excess glue and the joint does indeed look solid, though as suggested, it will be a while before I put it to the test!

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    There definitely was wear at the...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    I broke down and bought a bag of Milligan & Higgins. Might as well try to do it right.

    I glued it up this morning. This proved to be a bit more difficult than I imagined, and I didn't expect it...
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    Re: Top repair patch

    OK, here's radical idea that might work..

    If you want a perfect match, very carefully cut out an area of the top slightly larger than the damaged area and level it all to the thickness of that...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    For some reason, these pics didn't come through. Here they are again.

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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

    I'm pleased with how it turned out. I've been doing finish touch up (French Polish) and it's starting to look fairly good. I'll post pics and it's history when I get it done. Quite a return from...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    A few more details, the bowl side has a single split section that should be an easy fix.

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    What looks like a missing section in this pic actually turned out to be a black section of the...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    The maker is J N O Brandt, Chicago. Patent date of 1899 on the Mandolin and 1898 on the tailpiece. Every indication I can see suggests that this is a well crafted instrument though I haven't...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Thanks John. That's sort of what I was getting a sense of. I've got Behlen's hide glue from Stu Mac, but I didn't see a gram strength on it. I'll mix up a fresh batch for this one. The fit looks...
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    Odd headstock repair

    Hi,

    Here's the latest project/dilemma. This is an Ebay purchase that was reasonably priced, but had a serious issue, a broken headstock.

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    It has an odd fiddle style headstock with...
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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

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    Worked great! I used tight bond. In retrospect, I'd use more and thin it out a bit. I did have one air bubble to deal with, the top is arched and it was hard to apply even pressure.
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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

    Thanks very much, everyone! I'll go watch the video, but based on your comments, will probably try the Titebond method. I agree about avoiding contact cements etc on vintage instruments whenever...
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