#1
Hi Guys,

My Norwegian brother in-law was given this guitar by his grandfather and it has been sat in his loft for years until he recently gave it to me. I'd like to try and restore it but I was hoping someone would know what it is or at least take an educated guess before i do anything to it!

Here's a link to pictures http://imgur.com/a/EtDXg

Any help is appreciated,
Cheers
#2
Looks like a Kay, Hagstrom, Levin or similar design. A close-up of the front and back of the headstock along with a closeup of the bridge and sound hole usually confirms it's origin. Please don't refinish it as part of your restoration.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Jun 14, 2014,
#4
Absolutely, the finish is staying. Just need to replace the machine heads, and unfortunately the bridge as its cracked. Once I've done that and given it a clean up and a re-string I might have to look at the neck as it's very slightly bowed. I know that's gonna be a potentially dangerous job and hopefully not necessary but I will do everything i can to avoid doing anything to it!
#5
Quote by Barneyg8
Absolutely, the finish is staying. Just need to replace the machine heads, and unfortunately the bridge as its cracked. Once I've done that and given it a clean up and a re-string I might have to look at the neck as it's very slightly bowed. I know that's gonna be a potentially dangerous job and hopefully not necessary but I will do everything i can to avoid doing anything to it!


keep us posted with some 'pics' as you go along... very interesting to see your results with this fine looking oldster.

and good luck on it!