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Old 06-09-2009, 05:01 PM
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Default I got my 914CE back from Pat Diburro.

He spot finished a couple of finish cracks near the bridge that required the bridge to be removed and replaced.

I swear the guitar sounds deeper and fuller after the repair. Can a simple bridge reseating alter tone?
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That great!.. I've been wondering about his work? Yes I believe any work to a bridge could change the over all tone. Sounds like your did .. for the better.
So ..How's the Clear coat look? That's very importain. the UV cure is a little easyer to blend in.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:43 AM
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That great!.. I've been wondering about his work? Yes I believe any work to a bridge could change the over all tone. Sounds like your did .. for the better.
So ..How's the Clear coat look? That's very importain. the UV cure is a little easyer to blend in.
Pat does very good work. There's no sign of the finish cracks.
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I'm not surprised!!! He cares for the guitars he fixes. He performes his services for the GUITAR first and the owner second. Think about that!!!

Pat is a extremely talented repairperson/tech and a great all around guy. I live about 40 min from him and he has done anything from setup's to finish work, to saddle/nut refits, to complete re-fret's for me. I've seen some of the guitars that go into his shop and then out again... I would trust no other!!!

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:22 PM
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That's great news, Hambone. Congrats, and glad you got satisfactory results.
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I've heard nothing but great things about Pat DiBurro. I haven't had to utilize his services, but all the reviews about his work here on AGF have been outstanding! Congratulations on the excellent outcome of your repairs.
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The repairs on his page are nothing short of amazing!!!!
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I've had the guitar back for a full week now, and I'm convinced that the bridge removal and reseating has made a noticable difference in initial attack, sustain and depth of tone.

Whodda thunk it?
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So, that's *more* than satisfactory, hambone. Glad to hear it!

Was the bridge lifting before the repair?
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So, that's *more* than satisfactory, hambone. Glad to hear it!

Was the bridge lifting before the repair?
I could slip a piece of paper under the edges into about 1/8-1/4" from a year+/- after I brought the guitar home.
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That definitely explains it, hambone. Congrats. Must feel like a brand new axe.
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That definitely explains it, hambone. Congrats. Must feel like a brand new axe.
My main acoustics are a D18A and a D28 Marquis Madagascar. The 914CE had fallen out of the rotation prior to the repair. It's getting some playing time again.
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