1920's Harmony
Roy Smeck
 'Vita' Plectrum Guitar Work page

2017

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This is the first example I have seen in Plectrum configuration.

INITIAL PICS
Guitar is very dry, with top and back cracks, loose braces, hole in the side, fingerboard cracking and loose.
Binding is gone, etc.
Neck set is tight, and neck plane is flat, workable.
Bridge is tight to the body
With make an access hole where breakage is to effect all inside repairs.
Then make it a decorative sound port.
Will go with solid finish to hide some defects.
A player's instrument is my goal here.


 


SETUP - FINAL PICS

The finish is now "Adequate"
I made an effort to do a good job but not spectacular.
All attempts at keeping the price down, perfection is expensive and best left to more important pieces.
I want a good player first, and a decent looker second on old warhorse like this.


Setup 28-18 W-14-10 S GHS
Bone saddle
Rosewood pins, Faux Rosewood endpins
Action is good, plays very well up and down
Good intonation
Sound coming from speaker is blowing me away
Well, I maybe just be optimistic :)
The axe sounds good, nice and full, warm tone and will open back up over time.
I do not like a heavy finish on these thin walled wonders.




 


 

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