Steve Bee
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Fixing Archtop Cracks
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I posted some photos of some cracks in the top of a Gibson L-4 on March 3, 2011.  Anyway, the cracks closed up but I am wondering what is the best way to fix/hide them?  There is also a small crack…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Bee Apr 20, 2011.

Top Split Fix on an archtop?
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This is a 1988 Gibson L-4 CES that must have been in a hot, dry place...  Are these splits in the top candidates for fill/CA glue/epoxy or splints?  They are about .005" at the widest?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Bee Mar 28, 2011.

Epiphone Binding
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This Epi Emperor is from 1952.  Is it better at replace all this binding or just repair it were needed?  Also, because I know the common glue to use for bindings will hurt the finish, can I use ca…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Bee Dec 9, 2010.

Gluing top Pieces together
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Is it best to use hide glue of epoxy or titebond to glue these split top pieces together..They actually fit together perfectly.  I am going to cleat them as well.  Also, there is kerfing that is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ned Knepp Oct 4, 2010.


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