Old Acoustic Guitar Restoration Help

Discussion in 'Restoration & Repair' started by kitarmen, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. kitarmen

    kitarmen New Member

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    Hello, i have an very old acoustic guitar thats laying around for years. This guitar has the best sound of all my guitars. Its old, it needs restoration, factory is unknown. I need to replace the tuners... Plese see images, click on them.

    My questions are:
    - what type of guitar is this and what for are people using it?
    - how to restore cracked paint, lacque...?
    - back has no paint at all, what to do there?


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  2. Chris Pile

    Chris Pile Member

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    I'd say it's European in origin - probably German.
     
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  3. Duplex Dave

    Duplex Dave Active Member

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    Yep, from somewhere over there. Somebody sanded the finish off the back. I would leave the checked lacquer alone, it keeps the vintage value intact. Looks like the tuners were replaced at some point. If it sounds good and plays good, I would just use it as is. Looks like a mahogany top, but not certain. Back looks like maple or something similar.
     
  4. fumblefinger

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    Gents, if there is no finish on the back, should we suggest something he can apply?
     

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