#1
So, my bassist gave me an electro-acoustic (former) 12-string Bjärton.
I did some research, and it was made somwhere between '66 and '67.

I can't seem to find what model it is, every model I've looked at is different in quite a few ways. Mainly the pickup-placement, the bridge, and paintjob.

It's very beat up, but I'll try to repair it.

I will post pictures in a short while.
Fender Jaguar
Morley PVO +
TC Polytune
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Boss DS2
Blackstar HT-40
Digitech Timebender
TC Trinity

(offboard; Whammy IV, Crybaby 535Q, Digitech RP100A)
Last edited by Penn100 at Sep 26, 2010,
#4
I'm trying to fix it, sorry to keep you guys waiting.

I will definitely put the pics up within an hour or so, just have stuff that needs fixing before...
Last edited by Penn100 at Sep 26, 2010,
#5
http://img545.imageshack.us/i/img5395v.jpg/
The guitar

http://img716.imageshack.us/i/img5396y.jpg/
Closer pic

http://img580.imageshack.us/i/img5397g.jpg/
The bridge with broken and missing plastics

http://img829.imageshack.us/i/img5399t.jpg/
Serial number and pickup, and a crack

http://img821.imageshack.us/i/img5400fi.jpg/
Headstock (notice missing and broken tuning pegs)

http://img810.imageshack.us/i/img5401e.jpg/
Another hole

http://img6.imageshack.us/i/img5402e.jpg/
Tuners

http://img214.imageshack.us/i/img5403y.jpg/
Neck, with a glued crack.

http://img715.imageshack.us/i/img5404.jpg/
Pickup

The pics got HUGE when I embedded them, so I'll just link them instead.

The guitar is strung with nylon strings, but as you can see, the pickup is magnetic, so it has to be a steel string guitar, right? The pickups work, I tested them by tapping a screwdriver on the magnets when I hade the guitar plugged in.

Several tuners are missing, and I don't know if they are sort of universal, or if I have to hunt for the right make. They look smaller than usual tuners to me, nothing like the ones on my electrics or my Epiphone.

I need to find new plastic thingys for the bridge, and, as you can see, one is broken, and I need to find some way to remove it without damaging the guitar, which I will have a hard time doing.

The body has several cracks and small holes, I think I'm gonna use some woodfill to try and repair that as much as I can. The body will also need some vacuumcleaning, as there is a lot of dust inside the guitar.

The finish is beyond repair, so I'm just thinking whether I should leave it be or refinish it. Or just sand it down a little to get it more even.
Last edited by Penn100 at Sep 26, 2010,
#6
the finish aint beyond repair.

Wood filler on the cracks/holes+ even sanding+a bit of stain+laqer it. Check out Stewie macdonalds site under the newletter section, he had something on how he repaired a 1930 acoustic guitar with prety much the same problems as that one