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    Re: Just a happy trio.

    1927 Martin A, Collings MT2, teens or twenties Regal mandola.
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    Re: 1930s? Salvador Ibanez neck joint

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    Bingo, good thing I did not try removing 15th fret and blasting it with steam. Now I can move forward and repair the top and get the neck angle/ geometry back to norm.
    Thanks for...
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    Re: 1930s? Salvador Ibanez neck joint

    Yes I was suprised at the crudeness of construction. When I researched the early Salvador Ibanez guitars they are quiet sought after with the classical players, I was expecting finer craftmenship....
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    Just a happy trio.

    I just figured out how to post pictures so I thought I would share this happy trio.179819
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    Re: 1930s? Salvador Ibanez neck joint

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    Re: 1930s? Salvador Ibanez neck joint

    Ok figured it out
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    Re: 1930s? Salvador Ibanez neck joint

    Yes it does. The back was loose everywhere but on that "foot" took a little effort but I have gotten the back off.
    I have several pictures but I cant figure out how to post the dang things.
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    1930s? Salvador Ibanez neck joint

    I recently picked up a basket case Salvador Ibanez spanish guitar. She's a beauty if you can look beyond its sorry condition. I have done many neck resets on mandolins and American guitars but I...
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    Gibson A3 ebay wow..sweet deal

    Did anyone see the Gibson A3 with original case that sold recently on eBay for $15.00. It needed some repairs but still a great buy, hopefully someone here was the lucky buyer.
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    Re: Black lacquer rattle can differences

    Excellent information, thank you. I'm going to play it safe and go with a true nitro lacquer sold by a luthier supply company then. Second part of question..is it suitable to do a shellac french...
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    Re: Black lacquer rattle can differences

    Humm, krylon item k07030 says its a lacquer. Now I'm not sure.
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    Black lacquer rattle can differences

    I was curious if anyone has any experience with store bought krylon or rustoleum lacquer vs. a stewmac or reranch brands. Is there really a big difference in quality. I guess whats holding me back is...
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    Re: How to do a black top finish

    Well after much deliberation I have decided to go with a dark brown finish instead of the black.
    I used the stewmac stains diluted in alcohol, tobacco Brown and a touch of red mahogany. I am very...
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    Re: How to do a black top finish

    Well it seems like the general consensus is flat black lacquer in a spray can or lamp black mixed in shellac.

    I do not have any spray equipment but was wondering if I could spray shellac and lamp...
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    Re: How to do a black top finish

    I have always read that the bare wood should be sealed first before applying any stains as to prevent a blotchy finish. I like the idea of using a Dye mixed with alcohol since my top finish will be...
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    How to do a black top finish

    Hey gang
    I am refinishing an old ugly duckling garage sale find. It's a 1920s bz Rosewood back and sides Spruce top mandolin that's worthy of restoration. Unfortunately someone in the past did a...
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    Re: Teens gibson brace repair

    Thanks Sunburst...I quess it was inevitable for the other side to let loose if one side had already failed. Thanks for the boost of confidence..I will forge ahead!
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    Teens gibson brace repair

    I have a 1918 gibson A on the bench for repair and the transverse brace came loose on the treble side. It pulled away a little under 1/8 inch half way across the brace.

    I did a nice reglue and it...
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    Re: Suspicious F4 on eBay

    The picguard looks small, I think it may be a H4 mandola??
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    Re: Bar frets!

    [QUOTE=grandcanyonminstrel;1456384]I have some original Martin guitar bar frets, circa 1928 that are approx. .045" ; you could sand them a little thinner. Got any teens / '20s Gibson tiny little...
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    Bar frets!

    Hey Gang,

    I'm doing a re fret on an early 20's or teens flat back mandolin with a bound fingerboard.
    and as I suspected it has bar frets, that measure a hefty .03 inches, much wider than...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    fingerboard is to skinny in the top photo. I thinks its a mandola body ad a mando neck.

    We need the full Monte.::disbelief:
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    Re: Celluloid binding glue question

    I will be sure the binding is as close a fit as possible and plan to mask off everything. I am pretty detail oriented and will psych myself up before I begin the proceedure. There is no room for...
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    Re: Celluloid binding glue question

    Thats what I thought. Thanks for the verification.
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    Celluloid binding glue question

    I am restoring a 1930s epiphone mandolin and need to replace the binding, it has lacquer finish. I seem to recall on another project that the duco/ weld on cement damaged the finish if any glue got...
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