Work page 2017
Georg's S.S. Stewart
Repair chip in inlay
Setup to customers specs
Keep as original as possible, with only light
Fret wire is now what is considered "Mandolin wire", very
thin, I have a suitable replacement wire.
If we go full, we could deal with some of the "Cupping" in
This is an instrument over 100 years
They are a meticulous re-fret, care must be taken to
preserve to originality of the board.
Rim assembly looks good, neck is tight to the rim
Wedges are working
Less than 1/2 bridge, but still makes good tone
Will ask for further instructions (if any) from the
owner and move forth.
Neck is true, needs no heating
Showing once again it is NOT only the Laminated and
Trussed necks that can stay straight under tension for 100 plus
The wood has to be good wood to start with or you will
have a poor outcome.
Tailpiece Rosette is always nice to have.
All as it should be
Dowel is very tight to the heel, and is a 1/2" tenon
There is no movement, it is still perfectly glue locked.
The dowel cannot be re-set without possible damage to dowel
This is much harder on a 1/2" tenon than a 5/8", and it
also Cherry and may easily snap in the heel.
We will leave the shim, make sure everything else is tight
and leave this area alone.
It should play fine on 1/2"
Wires are divot-ed but board is good, will repair that tip
on #1 inlay
Will make a new bone nut and Farquhar bridge
Will tape off all the way, and leave tape all thru pulling,
sawing, slot sealing, because of the fragile nature of this
Using wax paper to push down little chips while I glue to
stabilize the slots
You pull, not push, so as not to stir up a chip
Cutting a new nut
Sawing slots for modern 764 Stewmac
Some light board leveling and sealing all inlay, all the
way to the top of the peg head, they are all loose
Slots looking good, board was buffed
Over the heel and now moving on
Sealing them in as I go
Has a set of pics that would not print so we will move on
Frets were sealed, leveled, crowned and polished
Cut Farquhar bridge to fit.
Slotted the nut and setup on existing strings.
Shim back in place, wedges tight
I will let it settle a night then finalized bridge/nut
slots, wipe it off and get it in the case, ready to ship out.
I think we got most of the things we wanted from her,
without ruining anything to try and modernize the setup.
Not on this one!
Thanks for watching