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  •  I've had one for 20 years... (4+ / 0-)
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    Crashing Vor, Timaeus, k9disc, ichibon

    And love it.  The amazing thing is that in a moment of carelessness about 8 years ago the guitar fell and snapped at the top of the neck.  I was horrified, but since the break looked clean, I figured I had nothing to lose by trying to fix it.  So I wood-glued it, pressed it back into shape, clamped it and let it sit for a week.  It's played perfectly since then...

    •  Same thing happened with my Gibson Melodymaker, (4+ / 0-)
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      Timaeus, k9disc, sandav, old mark

      and it repaired just fine.   Worth less though, I guess.

      •  I have one in the attic waiting for repair... (2+ / 0-)
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        k9disc, hooper

        Maybe this winter...Mine is a '70's re issue of a '64 double cutaway, 2 pickups, cherry mahogany.

        Anger management class really pissed me off.

        by old mark on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 01:17:29 PM PST

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        •  This one's from 1960, was single pickup but (1+ / 0-)
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          old mark

          I added another, & got the last double pickup pickguard Gibson had to make the change.  It's been modified too much to be original anymore but plays & sounds great.

          •  Someone had "improved" mine... (0+ / 0-)

            to the point where it was unplayable. I have some parts, but I got sidetracked and haver not touched it for over a year...I might just sell it as it is. I have too many guitars now and no place to put them...literally have 4 in the downstairs bathroom!

            Anger management class really pissed me off.

            by old mark on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 01:43:49 PM PST

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