Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Restoration of a Selmer guitar, number 882

It comes in a quite deplorable state. A previous owner attempted to install a microphone with nails embedded directly in the table, and there is a hole in a side . Then the guitar spent several decades in a humid place and all glues became moldy.

We took the back off. Bars and linings are loosened, but the top is intact except a small split along the fingerboard and the nail holes. The fingerboard is removed also what allows us to observe the mounting dovetail of the neck made of massive rosewood. The big job is to clean moldy or damaged glues and re-glue all the pieces in their various locations. We put a splice on the top along the fingerboard and filled the nail holes. While the guitar is open we can easly repositioned a piece of wood and filled the hole in the...

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