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60’s Yamaha restoration

missing edging 60's yamaha

missing edging 60’s yamaha

60's yamaha missing edging replaced with ebony

60’s yamaha missing edging replaced with ebony

60's yamaha colour restoration

60’s yamaha colour restoration

One of my clients has given me a restoration project, which exceeds the value of the instrument.  Sometimes the sentimental value of a guitar is far greater than the monetary cost, which I am sure all guitarists will understand!  At some point the original finish of the guitar was removed and replaced with orange shellac.  My job is to try to restore as much as realistically possible, the original colour and patina of the original, given that there is not much timber left to sand out and so many defects will have to remain or just be minimised.

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