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Thread: Martin Backpacker guitar Repair

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    Member Swanny's Avatar
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    Mate, that's an awesome job! The repair isn't obvious, but a part of the guitar's history now... every traveller has it's scars.
    1st build - Blue ES-12G ->-Build Diary-<-

    2nd build - Father/Son collaboration MB-1 ->-Build Diary-<-

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    A friend of mine used to have a guitar that looked alot like one of these traveler guitars.

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    Overlord of Music stan's Avatar
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    @waskelly, thank you, yep I took my time

    @ swanny, cheers, character and original bits, I agree totally. It was glued in one piece at a time and a one day wait between that and the next piece so the glue was cured

    @ Dr Nomis, there is a traveller and backpacker version of this guitar, they both look pretty similar

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    Hi Stan - you da man!

    Seriously, roughly how many hours would you have spent on that sort of repair?

    Great job. Always nice to see a well used "thing", be it an instrument, a tool, anything, brought back from the brink. Really quite rare in these throw away days.
    Col.

    I admit that I am an agent of Satan, however, my duties are largely ceremonial.

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    Overlord of Music stan's Avatar
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    Hey thanks Rabbs
    I glued in one piece per day, once I worked out what order to put the pieces back in
    A light sand between each piece
    Fill and sand gaps once it was all glued up, and some along the way
    A couple of layers of stain in a day, couple of days there
    Danish oil, two layers, a day between...
    All in all it took about 10 days in total

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    I salute you mighty Overlord! That is an epic repair saga, this is why i love this forum, click a link and it takes you to new learning experiences. Well Done!

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