AVG WORK PAGE
2-2016
1951 Guild X350
6783

Work to perform
Contracted work

Replace binding as needed (GASSED)
5 piece binding
.010" W/B/W/B short with .060" -White full width
Replace\broken switch base
7 layer (fabricate from proper materials)(Shipping damage)
Replace heel cap (proper material)
Fade in flaking with no refinish.
replace end pin (Shipping damage)









Missing multi laminate short binding, will scavenge a piece or make it


Good orig finish, checked, light flaking in a few areas



Missing head stock binding, single white


Neck was rebound in the past, still OK, will dress it up


All White is gassed out, flaking off


Switch plate will be reformed from 5 layer, 7 layer is not cost effective and must be spec ordered.

Repairs


Peeling the white full binding


Looking for what I need here


Plate scribed and ready to cut


Controls are dirty, will "De-Oxit"




Retention nuts are SOLDERED, ...great, thanks Guild!


All this is old and brittle, care must be taken


Where the knobs are at now, for reference


Since it would ruin the old rubber bushing to heat that solder I will cut off the screws and start over


Cleaning the old grime




 


New one scraped to profile
I used old scratched up material to match the patina of the old one
Ready to use old one to drill out new holes


Ready to install




Some amber tint sparsely used on edge  to recreate patina




Side shrinkage on multi lam, must be addressed, will pull it loose and use the end piece for repair material.



This much is hidden by the wide white so I can rob it and it will not be seen




I got that far with that piece one side and a piece of the back


Dug in old stuff found a suitable piece I can trim down


Trimmed, tinted

Ready for heel cap and  full width outside white on top and bottom


All binding and heel cap completed and scarped to profile
Now I am matching the older patina that exists on side binding and F hole binding
very light vintage maple


Cutting, heating and installing peghead binding
It has to be poly, no one is making this thickness in celluloid unless you make a big order for it.










Adding the patina


Re-attached tailpiece


New end pin

FINAL PICS







You can see orig finish in Fhole for comparison


I pulled the tuners/tuner cover, lightly machine buffed what parts of the body and neck I could


A little age for the end pin....that does it


Bridge and old switch plate in case.


Ready to go in for approval
  Thanks for watching,Vinnie