Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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Category Archives: Repair
Have you ever felt like your bridge pins were sticking up too high? Well… they probably are. Here is an example that came in the shop recently.
Well the attempted belly reduction we completed using the Thompson Belly Reduction system did work. It took out a little of the belly. Here the new bridge has been glued in place and we are fitting the new ebony, un-slotted … Continue reading
No… this is not what it sounds like although I do need what it sounds like. Clayton’s guitar gets a belly reduction using T.J. Thompson s heated cauls. The maple bridge plate and top wood are wetted. Then the heated … Continue reading