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Refret prep :: 1939 Gibson L-7

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Refret prep :: 1939 Gibson L-7

It's been a mini run of early vintage Gibson archtops in the shop lately, and by a run I mean two (see the 1957 Gibson ES-175).  This L-7 is in for new frets, new tuners and a K&K acoustic pickup.

You can really see Gibson's early banjo styling carried over in the headstock and fingerboard inlays.

Below is a quick video breaking down the guitar and pulling the frets.

Stripping down and pulling frets from the daily vlog.

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Harp guitar pickup install :: 2015 Carruth Harp Guitar "Thumbelina" [6.4 lbs]

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Harp guitar pickup install :: 2015 Carruth Harp Guitar "Thumbelina" [6.4 lbs]

Harp guitar pickup install :: 2015 Carruth Harp Guitar "Thumbelina" [6.4 lbs]

Ken Bonfield stopped by the shop last night to have a K&K pickup installed in his new Alan Carruth harp guitar.  This is an incredible instrument.  The neck and upper harp are both detachable from the main body and fold into a small custom case for travel.

Video was shot of this pickup installation along with some minor neck angle tweaks and featured on the vlog.

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