Vintage restoration

Buffing Finishes

by on Jul.26, 2014, under Vintage restoration

Buffing an old finish brings back the shine, and the final wax protects it.


Ibanez George Benson Archtop Electric


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1943 Gibson L-50 Re-fret

by on Aug.31, 2013, under Vintage restoration

This 1943 Gibson L-50 arch-top acoustic got new frets, a fingerboard level, 12th fret inlay, 70′s Les Paul tuners, a string nut made from Fossilized Walrus Ivory, and a split in the back repaired.S7301870S7301845S7301851S7301854S7301855S7301867S7301876

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Pre WWII Mandolin

by on Jan.31, 2013, under Vintage restoration

This handmade pre-WWII mandolin had been in the attic for close to 70 years. It’s an extreme example of what heat can do, and gets a new top, new frets, new inlays a handmade Fossilized Walrus Ivory nut and paint.

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Concert Bass Repair

by on May.18, 2012, under Vintage restoration

This 1947 Kay M1 Stand-up bass is getting a new bridge custom fit to the top of the instrument.

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