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Peghead & body damage :: 2002 Tacoma Thunderchief CB28C [6.7 lbs]

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Peghead & body damage :: 2002 Tacoma Thunderchief CB28C [6.7 lbs]

This guy was finally picked up after 2 years (!).  I reglued the bridge, repaired a split in the headstock and glued up a loose tailblock-to-top seam.  There was also a loose top brace and the undersaddle pickup was humming so it needed to be replaced.

Quick video originally posted on my snapchat (@chubbuckguitars) and shared to IG:


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100 Year Old Restoration :: Lyon & Healy Bowl Back Mandolin [1.3 lbs]

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100 Year Old Restoration :: Lyon & Healy Bowl Back Mandolin [1.3 lbs]

100 Year Old Restoration :: Lyon & Healy Bowl Back Mandolin [1.3 lbs]

Whew! Finally finished up this ~100 year old mandolin restoration a couple weeks ago. Let's see ... neck & fingerboard reglue, missing soundhole pieces, cracked / loose top bracing, loose back ribs, new inlayed pickguard (courtesy of Dave Nichols Custom Pearl Inlay), new bridge and properly spaced new tuners (peghead had to be bunged & redrilled). A lot of hours into this little fella. Excited to drop it off to it's new owner. I went to high school with him in PA and this was his grandmother's mandolin. Always an honor to work on family heirlooms.

Until I gather everything into a single blog post, you can check out the previous progress of this project here.

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1958 Gibson LG-0 [3.7 lbs] :: Loose back braces & center seam

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1958 Gibson LG-0 [3.7 lbs] :: Loose back braces & center seam

1958 Gibson LG-0 [3.7 lbs] :: Loose back braces & center seam

This 57 year old Gibson has some minor back issues involving multiple loose braces and an open center seam from block-to-block.  The back does not have an internal center seam reinforcement to keep the joint closed and I opted to not install any cleats.  The reinforcement cleats were omitted as the guitar will be for sale and I did not want to potentially devalue the owner's mostly-original guitar.

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