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old martin 0-17 restore

   I received this project from a friend. It was a pre 1867 Martin 2-17 that was converted to steel string ,  and the issues were many

1 top warp and cracks

2 bad bridge

3 a pile of bridge plates

4 no tuners

 the pluses were

  It was complete and the guitar had potential to be returned to playable condition. The back and side are Brazilian rosewood and no issues.  The dentils inside were in tact ( today they use kerfed lining ) The neck was solid and…

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Added by john hall on September 5, 2015 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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