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Old 08-27-2021, 03:56 PM
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Default finished finally. 1929 SS Stewart Professional Archtop restoration

well, took me 6 months but finally done. got rid of the pickguard i made, wanted to keep it as original as I could, Finish turned out awesome, love the maple. kept as much of the patina/wear to keep its character. neck reset went very well and action/intonation great. Thanks to Luthier Pat Pattson of NB for guiding me through the restoring/rebuild of the ebony bridge over the phone. Salvaged a piece of ebony from an 1815 quebec cabinet. Just the machine heads are new ( still have the worn out originals) Tailpiece brass came out exceptional imo. plays like a dream, sooooo much volume and can feel every note in my chest when i play it. just waiting on strings i ordered from Newtone in UK (backordered out of stock- so will be a while) thanks as well to everyone who offered advice to me on this project, appreciated.
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