#1
hey gize,

just seeing if any of you could give me a round about estimate on a couple of guitar repairs.

i'm trying to find a good place for my friend to drop off a couple of 1920s 1950s Martins.





here you can see the bridge is lifting off on this 00-28G.


and also she needs some work done restoring this 00-18.



necks dont look too bad but both need to be made ready to play.
frets, hardware, pretty much everything. they were sitting in an attic.

of course she thought they were junk.
as i opened the cases, it was like christmas morning for me, and she just had this WTF look on her face.

anyhoo, any of you guys work with these types of guitars. know how much she's going to have to shell out?


oh and of course any info about these types of guitars is appreciated.

Jenneh

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as i opened the cases, it was like christmas morning for me, and she just had this WTF look on her face.
You're too good a friend Jenny. I would have told her you needed some junk guitars for project work and given her a hundred for both.

Do some research on the value, but if they're from the '20s she may have a few thousand in value once they're restored. If so, don't go cheap on the luthier. Get a real pro to handle it. Might be as much as 5 hundred for both, but well worth it if he's thorough and can really make them sing again.

EDIT:
are you sure the first 2 pics are of a 00-28G?
so far i'm finding that model was built between '36 and '62. and it has a completely different headstock.
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#3
They're obviously both vintage acoustic guitars. Find a reputable luthier in your area and take them there.

Or send them to me.
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#4
well you know as sure as i can be.

she guessed about the dates, knowing when her great uncle played.

here are other pics.




that one has 00 28G 160082 inside. pretty sure that;s what the number is.


edit: maybe i mixed up some of the pics.

this is the neck for the pic in this post.

Jenneh

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edit: maybe i mixed up some of the pics.
yeah, definitely.

the pic you just posted has the right headstock/tuners for a 00-28G.

PM Marc (marchoso) and have him look at this thread. He might be able to help. Even if he can't add any info, he'll enjoy the pics.
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#6
thanks

also in the acoustic section, i found out that i left off a number and the dating is off as well.

i'm just all over the place here. probably why i dont usually make threads.
these guitars are actually from the 50's

thanks for the help.

i want her to be able to fix them, but i doubt she can spend too much doing it.
Jenneh

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i want her to be able to fix them, but i doubt she can spend too much doing it.
then have her fix ONE of them now, and do it right.

or have her give one to you in trade for paying to have the other one fixed right.

my guess is the 00-28G would be worth waaaaaay over a grand even if the finish on the back of the neck stays the same. just fixing the structural stuff for the bridge and some TLC on the frets and stuff.

These are Martins, and vintage ones at that. They have serious value.

Even if she stores them away until she has the dough to do it right, they will still have value. Just don't let a hack butcher them.
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#8
i hear you. my only fear is that having the bridge lifted like that, the bridge might rip off.

it's been cold around here this month, and they traveled up from the bronx, then over here and back and so on.

it seemed unstable, and i worry about the neck putting less tension on the bridge.

so yeah, i told her at least get them stable, until they can be fixed correctly.
Jenneh

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