Sunday, February 7, 2016

Repair: Miguel Rodriguez 1962

Baltimore area flamenco guitarist Fritz Lerma brought this great vintage Miguel Rodriguez blanca for some crack repair, a re-fret, and a golpeador extension. 

I took some pictures documenting this guitar and some of the repair. Let's look at some of the features:

The bridge:

The front and back of the head:

The rosette:

The heel, back and side:

The top and the wear:

The bracing pattern:

And now for the repair.  The crack on the top was on the treble side near the end of the bridge wing. The thin cypress back had a few cracks, too. The neck was cracked on the nut end from one side to the other:

Because of the wear on the treble side I made a golpeador extension of clear plastic. As with all repairs, it was carried out using hide glue.

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