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CTGull

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About CTGull

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  1. Don't get me started on rebracing old Harmony's!!!! Last year I got hooked on Scott Baxendale's Harmony/Kay rebracing. I even found a couple of Harmony Sovereign H1260's, One minty and one a basket case. My intention was to use the basket case to learn how they come apart, then convert the minty one. But, my opinion has lowered on doing this. I think it's a lot of snake oil. I'm sure there's some improvement, but there's no way they sound like a vintage pre-war Martin. But that's his thing and he's making lots of money doing it. Maybe I'll get to it someday. I found a minty "Note" Old Kraftsman guitar that I did a neck reset on. It sounds as you'd expect for a small ladder braced guitar. Boxy. Wall hanger. I'll never buy another one. Depending on the scale length and fretboard width, hell yea remove that fretboard!! That would be cool!!
  2. I've been working on 2 customer neck resets/refrets/etc. http://yamahavintagefg.boards.net/thread/152/customer-repair-1977-yamaha-335 http://yamahavintagefg.boards.net/thread/160/customer-repair-1972-yamaha-500 And some of my personal stuff. I got bored doing neck resets and wanted to make some hybrid guitars based on vintage Yamaha FG's. http://yamahavintagefg.boards.net/thread/130/hybrid-project-guitar-yamagull-1 http://yamahavintagefg.boards.net/thread/150/guitar-project-yamabass
  3. I'm back!!!!! I've taken apart 14 vintage FG's. They've all been hide glue EXCEPT a 1977 FG-335, that was a tough one and looked to be epoxy. It's possible when the new series can out in 1977 they changed to epoxy, starting the rumors they all were built with epoxy. I've done a 12 string FG-230. It was a tough one because of the width of the fretboard. Same neck joint. I know of 3 or 4 people who've used my neck reset guide and have successfully done a neck reset on a vintage FG. http://yamahavintagefg.boards.net/thread/18/vintage-yamaha-neck-reset-procedure The problem is the neck pocket isn't below the 15th fret, AND in most cases, they used too much glue and glued the face of the heel to the side of the guitar. Someplace the steam can't get to.
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