|Project by solardave||posted 11-05-2012 07:24 AM||2899 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This crusty old bouzouki came out of the Ka’Tiki beach bar in St. Pete, Fl. It was in rough shape. The salt air had corroded all the metal parts, the tuner’s wouldn’t even move. The frets were green, the body had several cracks, the pickguard had shrunk & was peeling. I scraped all the old finish off. Repaired the cracks in the back & top. Replaced the corroded frets, made a new bone nut. Refinished the top & neck in a bright blueburst and refinished the bowl back in clear lacquer. Also installed a piezo transducer under the top & 1/4” jack so it can be amplified. A new set of tuning machines & fresh strings and it was ready to go. Not exactly a traditional restoration, but now it plays & sounds as good as it looks.