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1965 Guild S-100 Polara :: headstock delamination repair, tuner repair, upper strap button plug / redrill and set up.
Love. These. Pickups.
Serious style points on this late 1960’s Guild S-100 Polara headstock! Note the cliché cig burn.
Edit: I was mistaken, this is a S-100 Polara, not a S-200 Thunderbird. The Thunderbird has a slightly different body shape, Jaguar-style switches and block fingerboard inlays. The same pickups are used on both models.
1969 Guild Mark III classical :: bridge reglue, new bone saddle & tuners remounted.
This guitar came into the shop with the bridge fully removed and severe top damage in front of the bass-side wing. I’m not sure if it was caused by an amateur bridge removal or the possibility of having steel strings at some point in its life. Maybe it was left in a hot car and the glue softened enough to fail catastrophically? Anyways, I refit and glued the bridge (look at that Brazilian rosewood!) with hide glue and made a new bone saddle. The top damaged was sealed with shellac. The tuners were missing most of the mounting screws and the few remaining ones were stripped out. I plugged and redrilled the screw holes and used new screws to secure the tuners.