1951 Guild X350
Work to perform
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
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
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.
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
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
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
New end pin
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