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by Mario Kessels
Sat May 31, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?

Haha...i start to realize there is a communication error. I am not trying to attach a pickguard that has adhesive on it. I know how that works. I removed a pickguard from a guitar. It is the type like the one you are describing, transparant and thin just like we use from stewmac. I removed it and it...
by Mario Kessels
Fri May 30, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?

I have these sheets. The question is what glue to use if you want to reapply one that does not have the adhesive on it anymore.
by Mario Kessels
Fri May 30, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?

Hello everybody hope you all do well. I repaired and refinished an acoustic bass with satin gloss nitrocellulose finish. The pickguard which is a transparant thin plastic sheet like the blanks we order from stewm etc. It came of nice and the glue I could just peel off so I would like to glue this on...
by Mario Kessels
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: how to continue with this?
Replies: 19
Views: 4793

Re: how to continue with this?

thanks lot for the help. I indeed did not sand a radius in the upper tranverse bout...
by Mario Kessels
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: how to continue with this?
Replies: 19
Views: 4793

how to continue with this?

Hello everybody. I am working on a 9 string acoustic. It has a 28' radius in the top, and I have glued everything in my gobar deck. The sides I have sanded as well in a radius dish and after that I have glued the top to the sides. I expected therefore a nice 28'radius in the whole top. After glueing...
by Mario Kessels
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: G String on Bass does not seem right. Need help!
Replies: 6
Views: 3700

Re: G String on Bass does not seem right. Need help!

I would try the string like Jeffrey mentions. Every time i have unexplainable tuning issues it turns out to be the string. had it with brand new ones even.
by Mario Kessels
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin fret board removal
Replies: 11
Views: 4692

Re: Martin fret board removal

It took me half an hour to 45 mins once before the neck started giving on some neck reset. problem of course is you want heat and moisture at the right spot, but only there so you dont affect the surrounding area. My best guess is keep trying with enough patience and at some point the glue will get ...
by Mario Kessels
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fender refinish after refret
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Fender refinish after refret

hallo from rainy Holland, as always I come with a request for some good advice, which I always get haha. I am refretting a fender neck, 1979. The finish on this neck was unbelievable thick, sticky, and more brown than yellow! When talking to the customer it seems that the guitar has been hanging ove...
by Mario Kessels
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

well, just to let you know how this finished. First of all thanks for the inputs. What I did in the end was take off the whole finish, installed a splint of spruce, and refinished with the bridge still on. I used NC that I coloured with one of the stewmac inks. The result was very nice.
thank you all
by Mario Kessels
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

thx Greg. That is not wat I can find in any documentation really. I just spent an hour checking to see if I am completely wrong but according to what I can find I would need less pressure than with e.g. PVA. I did try to glue with the maximum pressure possible but indeed its only limited since there...
by Mario Kessels
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

thx for the inputs guys. Yes thats probably it, i will just have to open up the crack to clean it up. I did a complete refinish the last time, which was nice. So I will just do that again. . this one is starting to give me a headache.
by Mario Kessels
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

haha. . no: first time it was cracked and I repaired it and it was good. A year or two later he falls on it and it breaks again. This time I repaired it and finished the whole top. Now obviously the crack has reopened. .
by Mario Kessels
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

yes it has opened up. Unbelievable. The first time I have repaired it with ormal Titebond. Like said that was good, till the guy fell on it. Still a bit strange that it cracked exactly at the same point then but there was no indication of a weak area before this fall. The last time i decided to glue...
by Mario Kessels
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

well. This has been interesting. I have done the complete refinish with nitro satin and was really satisfied. I let the bridge be and had no problems really. This morning I got a call and it appears the crack has now gone all the way to the soundhole and has reappeared! I am seriously surprised and ...
by Mario Kessels
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?
Replies: 10
Views: 5447

Re: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?

Its gonna look really funky, leaving almost no fretboard at the edges. i think i will take of the fretboard, clamp the parts with a heating blanket and see what i end up with. like this for me its useless, just a expensive boomerang.
by Mario Kessels
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

Well i took off the finish completely. so now its gonna be a complete refinish which i hate...one day i need to get a spraybooth.
by Mario Kessels
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

That is exactly what happened. i repaired this guitar a year ago or so, but than a month ago someone decided to fall over on the guitar and managed to get that crack reappear but not so nice this time:-) so i could close it again but it wasnt flat anymore and i couldnt close it as neat anymore.
by Mario Kessels
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13311

Re: classical top touchup

sorry, no pic at this moment. In a few days i can take one. The colouring is the typical orange that they pretty much all have.
Its indeed sanding through to equalize the repair area, revealing the bare wood colour, which is way lighter.