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"Most Gibson A mandolins were birch, but maple would be ok for a splice too, a wood c…"

jbbancroft replied Sep 3 to Old A Style Mandolin.

4 Sep 3
Reply by jbbancroft

"I would humidify it to close the crack as much as possible, then add a splice if nee…"

jbbancroft replied Sep 2 to Old A Style Mandolin.

4 Sep 3
Reply by jbbancroft

"Looks like a perfect repair from the photo. Jim"

jbbancroft replied Apr 8 to Awkward crack

15 Apr 9
Reply by Taffy Evans

"Looked at your photos again. From the inside view it looks like the crack is in perf…"

jbbancroft replied Mar 27 to Awkward crack

15 Apr 9
Reply by Taffy Evans

"Just speculating here, but I think I would use a bar clamp across the top or back of…"

jbbancroft replied Feb 5 to Awkward crack

15 Apr 9
Reply by Taffy Evans

"This is what I would do, take .080” width fret wire and file the width down to .070”…"

jbbancroft replied Dec 19, 2020 to Fret wire .070 wide

5 Dec 21, 2020
Reply by Thomas James

"Unless you really like the guitar, I’d sell it. Probably someone that would like the…"

jbbancroft replied Oct 24, 2020 to Unwanted Signatures

5 Oct 24, 2020
Reply by Matt Haugen

"First you want to find out if the wood is cracked, Naphtha will determine that. Then…"

jbbancroft replied Oct 12, 2020 to Tricky Crack Diagnosis Issue

8 Oct 26, 2020
Reply by Dave Domizi

"Instead of water use Naphtha, it will easily wick in if it is a crack, water can swe…"

jbbancroft replied Oct 12, 2020 to Tricky Crack Diagnosis Issue

8 Oct 26, 2020
Reply by Dave Domizi

"If you just apply a thin layer of superglue you won’t need to level and buff as you…"

jbbancroft replied Aug 26, 2020 to First repair would love to hear pro feedback... Question on finishing???

9 Aug 28, 2020
Reply by J45joe

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