Bob Witte
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Martin DXM after a car trunk heating
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I have been challenged to repair a Martin DXM (HPL top back and sides) after exposure to some excessive heat while under tension.  Imagine what would happen and you'll have a good mental picture of…Continue

Tags: top, warped, HPL, DXM, Martin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelle van Tilburg Oct 12, 2014.


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Just doin' this for a couple of years

I have been working with wood for about 40 years and playing a guitar for as long.  I finally put the two together as said, "hey, why can't I apply my knowledge of woodworking, acoustics, and mechanical systems to guitar improvement, setup, and repair?

Well, I've now completed a combination of about 50 electric and acoustic guitar setups and repairs - mostly mechanical repairs on acoustics. 

Repairs ranging from an Epi FT-160 Texan 12 with collapsing neck-itis, a repair so popular it's covered in detail by Don E. Teeter in his Vol II book, to fixing botched reattached bridge repairs.  I think I hate botched repair jobs most and would rather have a clean shot.

This past winter 2013-14 was particularly dry in the Midwest due to the extreme cold and I had at least a dozen chances to hone my skill at crack repair, repairing popped finishes on fret ends, and other low humidity related problems. 

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