#1
well i recently received a free acoustic guitar. its a 1972 Crucianelli Jumbo 6. its pretty beat up, tops splitting, pick guard is missing, nasty lacquer splits.

the tag reads:
Crucianelli
C. C. I. A. Ancona N.1819/1 (telephone) 78.019-78.319 - Telegr. : Sante Crucianelli
CASTELFIDARDO (ANCONA)
726 I U. 1972 Mod. Jumbo 6
MADE IN ITALY

Honduran Mahogany back and sides
Yellow Cedar Top? (Bookmatched)
Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge (or whatever acoustic guys call it)
Real Pearl Inlays (yes they are real)
Ebony Nut (definitely not plastic, has grain to it)
3 ply Quartersawn Maple Neck with a truss rod
some different wood for headstock top layer (redish brown, not mahogany)
Ebony Binding? (looks the same as the nut)

What Do You Guys Think About It? Is it worth restoring/keeping?

it sounds pretty good for how beat up it is, here are some pics:





#2
nice! the important question is..how does she sound?
need more gear and a lot more talent(courtesytuxs)
#3
Quote by stepchildusmc
nice! the important question is..how does she sound?


not bad whatsoever, but i have no way to record with good quality besides iRig, too bad its acoustic lol
#4
there are such things as pickups for it.
that would be a great project guitar. as long as you get some great sound out of it, it'll picque quite a bit of curiosity at jam sessions.
you can get a sheet of pickguard material for just a couple of bucks (see Stewmac.com) a light sanding with 1000 grit sandpaper and a quick buff would bring back the color and shine. an updated set of tuners to let it stay in tune wouldn't be a bad idea. some gold Grovers or Gotohs would really make it pop(i'm currently on a Gotoh kick, changing all my guitars to Gotoh 510's with custom buttons).
need more gear and a lot more talent(courtesytuxs)