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  • Who can restore this old Hawaaian Guitar?

    My friend Lynn has her granddad's old Hawaiian guitar...





    Pretty beat up, as you can see. Who could restore this guitar?





    Thanks, ras
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  • #2
    Are you looking for someone local to get it "nice" (I know a couple folks around here and can ask my buddy tomorrow), or are you looking to get it museum quality?
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    • #3
      I think my friend wants: Thoroughly de-dusted and de-grimed; maybe the metal polished; new strings; any other repairs whgich might prevent it from being playable.
      Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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      • #4
        You might check with Scotty's Music. Send them an e-mail and ask who does that sort of work. They'll know. Hard to tell from that kind of fuzzy photo just what condition it's in, but she might want to start with a clean-up of the metalwork at home using liquid jewelry cleaner and a toothbrush. Keep the liquid away from the pickups and controls.
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        • #5
          http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/index.php



          post that lap steel on this site. that old National has lots of mojo. I wouldn't clean it too much. maybe enough to get it working. how does it sound?

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          • #6
            I been doing restorations for about 30 years.

            If you want to post some pics I can tell you whats up.

            How far from Houston are you?

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            • #7
              It looks pretty nice from what i can see in the picture. I'd consider leaving it as is.

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