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Articles

Periodically a restoration or repair project comes along that I think might be of interest to other luthiers, players or guitar enthusiasts in general.  A given job might be particularly interesting due to the guitar that is the subject of repair, or because of the technique demonstrated or just for general information purposes.  Below you'll find articles on complete restorations of various guitars as well as articles on common repair topics and techniques.  I'll be updating the content of this page from time to time to reflect recent projects so check back now and then for new articles and other items of interest.

Aug 2017 — Rosette transplant for 1965 Martin 000-28 Re-top
May 2016 — Spanish conversion of 1938 Martin 00-40H (Guitarmaker Summer 2016)
Oct 2014 — 1927 Martin 000-18 restoration

Feb 2014 — Making an 1840s Martin style pyramid bridge

Nov 2013 — The instruments of C. N. Anglemire: Martin factory production worker
                    (1906-1917) and hobby luthier

Jan 2012 — Top repair and bridge restoration of mid-19th century Martin guitar

Mar 2010 — Steel Strings on Antique Guitars: A Cautionary tale

Apr 2009 — Re-top of an 0-16 NY without disturbing the original binding

Mar 2009 — Restoration of a 19th Century Martin Pyramid bridge

Feb 2009 — Installing a new top on a 1966 Martin D-35

Jan 2009 — A virtual tour through my collection of vintage guitar photographs

Dec 2008 — Bridge area top repair of 1957 Martin D-28

Feb 2007 — 1920s 0-18K Top Graft