All Discussions Tagged 'vintage' (7)

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Source for vintage Martin-style pickguards?

I have looked at all the usual sources, but no one seems to make a truly authentic-looking pickguard material that replicates the look of a…

Started by Dave McCarty

2 Mar 24, 2017
Reply by Dave McCarty

Stolen: distinctive heirloom guitar. Please keep a look out.

My great-great-grandfather's guitar was stolen from our home last week, along with two other instruments. The guitar is an 1850s Martin, pr…

Started by L. Allen Poole

8 Jan 20, 2014
Reply by Glen H

Need help - 1956 ES 175 needs a restoration job

Hi everybody! I have a great 1956 ES-175 that needs a serious restoration job. It has a crack in the heel of the neck. I was told it needs…

Started by Micha Schellhaas

26 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by Eric Steven Johansen

When to re-top an old Martin?

Bought a 1947 D-28 "fixer upper" recently for a low price.  Has lots of issues. Multiple long repaired top cracks, two in the upper bout wh…

Started by Stephen P. Johnson

29 Dec 27, 2010
Reply by mike carne

1920's vega artist banjo restoration

I am restoring a 1920 Vega banjo Artist model and am having trouble finding a tubaphone tone ring that fits.It seems that on some of the ea…

Started by gary schattl

3 Jul 25, 2010
Reply by BanjoNeil

Repairing Vintage Gretsch Binding

For all the pros out there, How do you handle the vintage Gretsch that arrives in your shop with crumbling binding? We've taken various app…

Started by Steve Baker

0 Nov 19, 2009

L&H Mandolin Puzzle

Looking for some advice on a broken Lyon & Healy mandolin headstock. Hi everyone. First time caller, long time listener. Dan Wolf and…

Started by Steve Baker

13 Jul 28, 2009
Reply by Steve Baker


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