A very quilted-figure Mitchell acoustic in for a dead pickup. The first thing I always check with acoustic pickup issues is the battery. As the voltage drops, so does the headroom of the onboard preamp eventually fading away to silence. This happened to be missing a battery all together so a fresh 9V brought the pickup back to life. The player was surprised that it was just the battery as he had tried replacing it himself. I've had other pickup fixes in the shop solved by a new battery so maybe I just get lucky sometimes.
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A quick and dirty setup on a new Mitchell. This has an undersaddle pickup so anytime you make a change to the saddle height, you need to check the string-to-string balance.
Loose fingerboard :: Mitchell MD-100
Here's a clamping setup to address a partially separated fingerboard. Below I'm cleaning out what little is left of the old glue in prep for the re-glue.
Mitchell MD-100CE [4.9 lbs] :: setup
A phenomenal player stopped by the shop one night last week with this dreadnought acoustic that was given to him. He needed an inexpensive acoustic to get him through a couple gigs and it was in dire need of a setup. This guitar was in pretty rough shape with high action, sharp fret ends and a few high frets that needed to be addressed.