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by Ben Caracello
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Recently Acquired old Gibson
Replies: 8
Views: 6386

Re: Recently Acquired old Gibson

Thanks for the guidance, everyone. I got a mirror in there last night. I was afraid I'd see a bunch of glue ooze on the bottom of that bridge pin, but it looks okay. I also noticed a crack in the top, right in line with the edge of the pickguard, that has been repaired. Now that I've seen it, I can ...
by Ben Caracello
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Recently Acquired old Gibson
Replies: 8
Views: 6386

Re: Recently Acquired old Gibson

Thanks, I really love this guitar. It comes to life with the lightest touch, and I can picture how effortless my grandpa's playing always looked. Anyway, I tried to take some pics of the top with a piece of posterboard as a straightedge, and they made me feel better about it, actually. There's somet...
by Ben Caracello
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Recently Acquired old Gibson
Replies: 8
Views: 6386

Recently Acquired old Gibson

Hello, I recently acquired a guitar when my uncle passed away. It belonged to my grandfather, and near as I can tell using serial numbers, it's a 1959 Gibson J-50. I really love how this guitar looks (finish is super crazed, but gives it character to me) plays, and sounds. I'm writing this post beca...
by Ben Caracello
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Guitars and Toddlers
Replies: 12
Views: 7020

Re: Guitars and Toddlers

Thanks for the advice, guys. Wall hangers aren't really an option for me. I think I'll have to move them to an area of the house where we're planning on having a higher amount of vigilance. They're currently in the family room, where our intention is that he can play with a bit more freedom. I do wa...
by Ben Caracello
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Guitars and Toddlers
Replies: 12
Views: 7020

Guitars and Toddlers

Hey folks, since most of you have a lot of instruments around the house and many of you have kids, I figured I'd ask to see how you dealt with your guitars while your kids were toddlers. I have 4 guitars sitting out on stands around the house, and my kid is about to start crawling. I'm worried both ...
by Ben Caracello
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 5582

Re: A mockup that got strings

Very cool; Has a Danelectro vibe in the best way. How are the wings attached to the body?