I'm pretty reserved in my tastes but this absolutely works for me! Well ... maybe not the jewels in the headstock but it's a recreation of a rare 1935 Bacon & Day Senorita S-6 guitar popularized by John Fahey. This had a few high frets over the body transition that were leveled out. This guitar sounds as good as it looks.
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Loose tuner bushings :: 2012 Martin OM-42
Here's a loose high e tuner bushing on this Martin OM. There's a fine line when fitting bushings between just right and too loose. Too tight and you can risk damaging the headstock. Too loose can mess with tuning stability. The easy fix is to pull the tuner and bushing and apply superglue to the tuner hole. Once cured, you can test the fit and reapply if necessary. (Do NOT glue the bushings in!)
1960's Silvertone 1488 Silhouette [7.4 lbs] :: bum switches & broken truss rod.
A bunch of work went into this guitar. The removable truss rod was broken (and missing the adjustment nut), a small crack near the nut between the neck and the fingerboard, the original rocker switches were shot and the pickguard had shrunk and become distorted.
First the truss rod was repaired and the neck crack glued. The switches were replaced with a Jaguar setup, and the pickguard mounting holes in the body were plugged and the guard re-mounted with new screws (I also added a few screws between the pickups and the neck to hold down the puffed up pickguard). The tuner bushings were replaced as I could not source a replacement for one that was missing. A neck shim along with a new bone nut finished off the setup. These DeArmond Silverfoils sound incredible.