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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Through the hole is the way to go!:grin:
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Oh yeah, and certainly Gibson had real trouble with their glue on this guitar. Perhaps in 1946 they were scraping the bottom of the barrel after the war. A few braces had odd grain runout as well....
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Just finished the work on the LG-2. 15 braces reglued, 9 cracks, neck reset and more. It is a fantastic sounding and playing guitar, I couldn't be more happy with the trade!

    The mandolin was...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    202486
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Well thanks everyone for your input. I was able to trade it for a 1946 Gibson LG-2 and a some $$. Which made me quite happy as it went to capable hands, and the work the Gibson needs is well within...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Hmm. Lowell, Massachusetts isn't terribly far from where I found this mandolin in New Hampshire. It has been here in a family's possession for a while. 22 years between these instruments. My...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Forgive my late night musings.
    Ivory bindings, yes. As is the bridge. I believe the pickguard is probably tortoise. These are materials they used back then. It certainly bothers me that apparently...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Thank you everyone so much for your advice, suggestions and comments!
    I really would like someday to find a win/win situation and deliver this to where it would be loved and appreciated.
    I am...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Yeah, that certainly makes sense. I have been thinking of the option of investing in it and bringing it to a reputable professional. But It kind of bothers me though, as I've restored old guitars,...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Should I clean it? Or not. I think that nearly all of the blemishes are just surface grime. A few have told me don't touch it. But in guitar restoration, a mild cleaning is not a big deal. Except for...
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    1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    I just acquired this 1898 Martin style 6 (or so what my research uncovered). #267 It is missing some binding, and the bridge cover plate. But is overall in sound shape, the action is a little high,...
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