This family heirloom was brought to me in rough shape. Extensive heat damage, several splits, sound hole was crumbling into pieces, but the neck was straight so it was worth restoring. After this repair it’s in playable condition!
1938 Gibson Mandolin
This instrument arrived in the shop with an old “BAD” repair, my customer wanted it done right. Repair to center seam separation on the back of the instrument was the first order of business, followed by a refin of the back and sides, fresh strings and a set-up. This oldie is singin again!
Another happy Guitar Dog story~
This vintage bass is ready to hit the road with Gregory McGlothen. Sounds sweet … especially when played by Greg.
To sum up the restoration the instrument had seam separation everywhere so the front and back were completely re-glued, the neck was reset, the fingerboard was removed, resorted and reinstalled and we replaced the bridge, tail piece and end pin.
The restored fingerboard is now in place.
Now the top, back and sides are all sound and secure. Time to prep the neck for instillation of the restored finger board. While I’m doing this I will also remove the old tuners to see if they can be salvaged.
My friend Greg needs a second upright for his gigs in Southern California. He found a gem that needs some work. I have it in good shape soon. First order of business is getting top, back and sides secured.Filed under: Restorations Comments Off on Upright Bass Restoration