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Oahu Guitar Restoration #5: An Adventure with the Bridge Plate!

04-07-2017 02:29 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

If you prefer not to read the video is herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLDBA1nQIo So we are now at the most annoying part of this entire restoration and that’s the bridge plate. Here’s a picture so you can get an idea of what and where the bridge plate is. It’s the small overlaid piece of wood A guitar’s bridge plate does quite a few very important jobs for the guitar. To make it simple, the pull of the strings on the top of the guitar is quite intens...

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #3: Removing the Fretboard and Neck

03-06-2017 04:45 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

Video is here if you prefer not to read http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lZ1XroRf8o&feature=youtu.be Part 3 of this series is a simple prospect of removing the fret/fingerboard (they’re different names for the same thing) as well as the neck. The traditional joint for a guitar neck to be attached is a dovetail, this one was no exception however it was extremely poor in it’s execution (not surprising considering the number of these they made and the budget they were mad...

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #2: Removing the Back

02-27-2017 02:39 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

Video entry is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3G8GxAHNmY The first step on this long project is to remove the back of the guitar. The reason we are doing this is two fold, there is a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done to both the back, sides, and top of the guitar. If we were to try to do the level of work that is required through the soundhole we would be far too tedious and would end up with a poorer result. Removing the back allows me extremely easy access to all ...

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #1: Introduction

02-20-2017 10:52 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

Video is here: https://youtu.be/QnD6qkNlodc My day job is as a stringed instrument repair “tech” (I don’t really like that word, I just refer to it as fine woodworking) and I like to continue my work at home. This guitar is something that my wife bought for me as a christmas gift last year for a little bit. I was thrilled since it had had no previous “pro” repair jobs done to it which means that my job is still going to be challenging but it will be MUCH ea...

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1st Acoustic Guitar Happy-Fun Time #4: Rosette Design, Joining the Soundboard, and Performax 22/44 Fun

10-16-2012 05:12 PM by Cosmicsniper | 9 comments »

I’m swamped with two other concurrent projects at the moment, but I have found time to contemplate a Design for the rosette, as well as play around a little with my new eBay bargain, the Performax 22/44 drum sander. Rosette Theory The idea of the rosette is derived less from artistic design opportunities, which it certainly is, but more by the structural need to reinforce the sound hole in such thin, soft woods like spruce, cedar, redwood, or whatever stock is normally chosen for ...

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Acoustic Guitar #8: Bit of this; bit of that.

10-04-2012 04:03 PM by YorkshireStewart | 7 comments »

Postings will slow down somewhat now. This is what I did today. On the router table, trimmed off the overhang on the back of the guitar. Marking out and cutting out for the end-seam inlay strip: I’m using a piece of quilted mahogany / sapele that will match the headstock veneer: My purflings… (Good grief; look at the state of my thumbnail!) and bindings arrived today. Sorry, I didn’t make ‘em! Last thing I did was to super...

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Acoustic Guitar #7: Attaching the back

10-02-2012 06:07 PM by YorkshireStewart | 11 comments »

Take a long look at your sculpture Stewart; it’s the last you will see of it! Spread the Titebond. Not too much; we don’t want a mess inside there. In the Shaker tradition, even though we can’t see it, The Almighty can. The plywood caul is flexible enough to follow the curvature of the back or front.

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Acoustic Guitar #6: Fitting the neck; gluing on the soundboard

10-02-2012 07:16 AM by YorkshireStewart | 14 comments »

It’s difficult to see what’s going on here. this is a plywood caul that’s screwed down to the mould as a clamp as I glue on the soundboard. It seems easier than the yards of elastic that’s often used for the same purpose. This way to Part Seven

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Acoustic Guitar #5: Some initial assembly. Head and tail blocks

10-01-2012 09:26 PM by YorkshireStewart | 12 comments »

..so that’s what the kerfing strips do! Ah yes, a bit of old mantle piece; that’ll do for the two blocks…

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Acoustic Guitar #4: The neck

10-01-2012 08:57 PM by YorkshireStewart | 7 comments »

A nice piece of mahogany I’ve been saving for a rainy day.. To Part Five

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