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Ron Spears


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Post  Posted 13 May 2020 2:43 pm    
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I flew to Florida to pick up this guitar about 4 years ago, it was in bad shape. It had been rode hard and put up wet. The owner was in his eighties and had played every VFW club in the Florida/ Alabama area for years. He never put it in the case just threw it in the back of his truck and drove to the gig. All of the legs had been stripped with a screw holding them together. Six holes were drilled into the left endplate. He rigged a mic stand and a fiddle holder on it. The nicotine stains were everywhere. Even a few cig burns. Bar dings galore and Gouging marks on both aprons. I have been dragging my feet on this one.

I stripped the cabinet down and had Andy Todd refinish it. I then flocked the underside and put it away for a year or so. Going back every so often to do something to it. Thanks to the quarantine I found a lot of free time to work on projects I I had sitting around. This one is on the home stretch. Here’s a before and after.



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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 13 May 2020 2:52 pm    
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That's a beauty, risen from the dead!
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Ray DeVoe


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Hudson, FL
Post  Posted 13 May 2020 9:59 pm     Emmons
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Ron,

What did you do to correct the holes in the end plate and did you replace the veneer on the front apron of the guitar?

I personally looked at this guitar and it had no where to go but "up", condition wise.

I'm glad to see that someone brought it back to life.

Ray D.
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Steven Paris

 

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Post  Posted 13 May 2020 10:17 pm    
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+1!!!!! Very Happy
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Ron Spears


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 14 May 2020 6:45 am     Endplate Holes
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I took the endplate to Harry Jackson and he was able to plug them with aluminum. I was able to purchase another one and put it on this guitar.

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Ron Spears


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2020 6:30 pm     Re: Emmons
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Ray DeVoe wrote:
Ron,

What did you do to correct the holes in the end plate and did you replace the veneer on the front apron of the guitar?

I personally looked at this guitar and it had no where to go but "up", condition wise.

I'm glad to see that someone brought it back to life.

Ray D.


The apron wasn't as bad as it looked. The damage was pretty much in the finish. Here's a couple more pix.


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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 18 May 2020 1:35 pm    
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Very nice work
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