Colin Caissie
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Ramirez 1a Refinish Next Steps
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After going around in circles on diagnosing this '71 Ramiriez 1a, I've determined and done the following:1.  The soundboard had been refinished...stripped of the original finish...recoated with a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Caissie Jan 16.

!971 Ramirez 1A top has me perplexed.
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I cannot figure out what was done to this guitar.  I found it for cheap, and expect to improve it, if not restore it.  Looks lie someone removed the fretboard @ 12th fret, in search of a…Continue

Tags: refinish, Ramirez

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Caissie Nov 17, 2023.

Smoothness, flatness of classical guitar tops
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One of my hobbies is optical fabrication, and various tests reveal the flatness and smoothness of surfaces.  In ordinary life I see surfaces and I see the shapes and conditions.Online, I often see…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Mirken Aug 7, 2023.

Truth about the '60's rounded Martin headstocks?
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I can spot 1960's Martins by the softness of the headstock profiles across several models.  The "official" explanation for this OBVIOUS change is that "the pattern used to finish the headstocks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Caissie Jul 29, 2023.


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