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    Re: Vintage Tiple Restoration

    Thanks very much for the feedback. I'll order a new set of stings and try them out, but I must say, I'm fascinated by the combination of high and low tones this instrument produces and can see some...
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    Re: Vintage Tiple Restoration

    Thanks! Are you also tuning to A, E, C, G?
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    Vintage Tiple Restoration

    I recently completed restoration of a very nice Mahogany "Non Parrell" tiple I'd guess dates to the 20s or 30s based on it's Mother of Toilet Seat headstock and fingerboard.

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    I've got it...
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    While I haven't worked on a reso Mandolin, I do work on reso guitars, most recently my own 1937 Dobro made by Regal (as I suspect this mando is based on headstock shape). As Bart noted, the old...
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    After quite a bit more fine tuning, I got the action set to Martin specs at the nut and 12th fret. The high E, B and G string slots had all been cut too deep in a previous repair so I did the bone...
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Things have progressed nicely. I was able to glue damaged fingerboard, then cut out the damaged section from the back and and inlay new Indian Rosewood for strength...
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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    I think you're right about the height of an adjustable bridge. Usually for these older, cheaper ones, you need a non adjustable one. Something like mreidsma suggested above could be a good...
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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    For the most part, I agree with the info so far shared. Here's my 2 cents worth of advice:

    1. What do I clean up the mando with? From what I read online just use a wet rag. Do not use furniture...
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    As suggested, I cleaned out the routed slot (not much to do since the steel bar just sat in there) and it was already a good fit.

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    I mixed up a batch of stu mac slow cure epoxy and...
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    I assume I should glue in the steel bar. Is that right? Is hide glue acceptable? I'll do that and put in the cap strip, then and sand level before putting on the fingerboard.
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    Amen! Do it once, do it right!

    Thanks. That's sound advice all around (no pun intended ...)
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    The saga continues! After going back to my old tried and true way of heating the fingerboard with a clothes iron and giving it time to get down to the glue, I was able to very carefully remove the...
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    Well it's been quite a journey so far. I used the neck heater to heat the finger board and was making slow, but steady progress when things went downhill around the 7th fret. The glue would not...
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    rcc56, Thanks for the excellent, detailed advice! Very much appreciated. Yes, I'm convinced that the neck angle is correct. I unstrung it and checked and, as I expected, when unstrung, it was...
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    Bowed neck issue

    Hi Folks, I'm restoring a vintage Harmony HG-165 mahogany guitar and I've run into an issue I wanted to run by the forum before I tackle it. I just did a neck set which looked perfect before and...
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    Darryl Wolfe, I checked and, no these are the only nail holes on the fingerboard and this is clearly the original installation.

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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    By God, he did! And I agree within on that.

    I'll check and see if there are multiple nail holes. I don't recall seeing any but then, I wasn't looking.
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    Success! After another slow heating with the soldering iron on the frets, I was able to get the pickguard to come lose. A slow process to be sure, but gentle use of the wedges, heat and an antique...
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    OK, Lots of good info here.

    So far I've done the following:

    I did use a thin lemon oil to lubricate the area on the theory that the rust would be loosened a bit and the nails might come out a...
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    Thanks very much. I'm not a beginner and I do have great patience so I'll approach this very slowly and carefully. I'll try a modified version of all of these ideas. A bit of lemon oil to try to...
  21. Re: Finally did it! 1895 C.A.Kisslinger BowlBack Mandolin restore

    Great Job!
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    1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    I recently bought a very nice 1915 Gibson A mandolin with several face cracks, but otherwise in very good condition with the original pickguard and tailpiece cover in excellent condition. The face...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-140 Neck re-set?

    Yes, there is a definite sense of accomplishment when you can save an "unstable" instrument. I feel like I have passed a major milestone in my repair career!
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    Re: Kentucky KM-140 Neck re-set?

    Well, I got it done and am happy to say it all worked out well. As suggested, I did another dry run to make sure the screw fit it tightened down and the neck angle worked out. I masked off the area...
  25. Re: Need Help to identify this very very old Mandolin with case.

    I've got one largely re-built but am waiting on a couple pearl inlaid in pearl pieces that have been on order for about a year.... Once I get that, I'll put it all back together and try to sell it. ...
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