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Back burner jobs

Post by simso » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 pm

Like a car paint place, I take on the occasional job as a back burner, that is it sits in the corner and I do a little bit on it at a time in my own time period, I tell people for it to be in the back burner que I have a window of 6 months or more to do the job, the advantages, I do the job at half retail price also means should I get quiet times (bwahahhaahha) I have work to keep me going.

I finished my last back burner job about 3 weeks ago, it was a red label yamaha f150 that sat on the guys car roof for 2yrs as he drove around the Northern Territory and he played it at camp fires, it needed neck reset, new nut, new saddle, new bridge, new binding, new fretboard, new frets, and so on and so on.

Here’s the newest back burner job started today..it was a Martin.

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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by colburge » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:24 am

That looks like a challenge! Look forward to seeing the results in about 6 months.

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Post by kiwigeo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 am

I call these jobs "Train Wrecks" :mrgreen:
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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by lamanoditrento » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 am

Times are going to have to be very quiet :shock:
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Post by kiwigeo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am

Had a similar job come in a few years ago....
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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by rocket » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Had a similar job come in a few years ago....Guitar Wreck.jpg
Are you sure that wasn’t a case you doing your block Martin??
Like I said before the crash, " Hit the bloody thing, it won't hit ya back

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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by blackalex1952 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:04 pm

I had to rebuild a similar Martin which had similar injuries. I opted to rebuild with new back and sides upgrading from the original mahogany to Indian rosewood, keeping the soundboard and neck. The client was happy with this approach. The result was a much better sounding guitar than it was originally, ie more punchy and defined bass response and sustain. Also no obvious patchwork repairs. He was comfortable with the guitar not looking like it had come out of the factory as I opted for rosewood bindings rather than the plastic Martin was using on the rosewood version of that model. The only issue I encountered was keeping to braced soundboard in shape while I constructed the rest of the box.
So my back burner became a back and sides burner as I warmed my hands on it by the fireplace...Ross
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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by simso » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:17 pm

Ouch to the other guitar, thats possibly where I would say, Mmm maybe not its cheaper and quicker to buy another one.

This one we are going to patch the sides, he wants the scars to remind him of what happened, but its going to get a new back

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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by blackalex1952 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:35 pm

I have the remains of a 1970's Martin neck hanging in my shed. The guitar it was once attached to was removed by him being hit over the head by it during a "domestic dispute". I like to think that he was standing up for the rights of instrumental noodlers the world over...but it still might have been his fault. Cheers! Ross
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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by Steve.Toscano » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:31 pm

Wowsers... Following to see the finished repair.

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Post by kiwigeo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:06 pm

This one was the classic guitar left leaning against a wall at a raging party......you see it so often.

rocket wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm
kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Had a similar job come in a few years ago....Guitar Wreck.jpg
Are you sure that wasn’t a case you doing your block Martin??
Martin

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Re: Back burner jobs

Post by simso » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Steve.Toscano wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Wowsers... Following to see the finished repair.
Won’t be for a while, I don’t see the point of doing a walk through on this one, as it’s not a typical repair one comes across.

I may when I make a new back for it, do a simple tute on how to make and fit a new back?

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