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Bridge reglue :: 1961 Martin OO-18G

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Bridge reglue :: 1961 Martin OO-18G

A vintage Martin classical came in with it's bridge removed.  I cleaned up the mating surfaces, made a few custom clamping cauls (one internal, three external) and reglued the bridge with hot hide glue.

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Shim saddle :: Ibanez GA6CE-AM [4.5 lbs]

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Shim saddle :: Ibanez GA6CE-AM [4.5 lbs]

Low action and loose frets plagued this nylon string with all kinds of buzzes.  The loose fret ends were mainly along the treble side of the fingerboard.  Many frets could be tapped down while one needed to be clamped and glued.  The saddle was shimmed up along with a truss rod adjustment (on a classical?!).  Tightening the the output jack finished up the setup.

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3 Years Later, Return to Stock :: 1960's Goya Classical

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3 Years Later, Return to Stock :: 1960's Goya Classical

3 Years Later, Return to Stock :: 1960's Goya Classical

This was an experiment to make a 2" wide neck play like a 1 3/4" by radically adjusting the nut spacing.  You can check out the original blog post, Small Hands, Big Necks from 2012.  The player decided to replace the modified nut (pictured above) with the original.  It is reasons like this that I always return anything that I remove from a client's instrument.

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