Harmony Monterey Archtop Crack Repair x 5

As a Cleveland-based luthier doing guitar repair and restoration, I see quite a few instruments requiring crack repair.  Instruments are allowed to dry out in the winter months or left in cars during the summer.  Car interiors can get to over 115 degrees and down to 14% humidity during the summer months!  This Harmony Monterey was an extreme case.  Five long cracks that all needed to be knitted back together.  Here’s a short video on how the repair was completed.

https://youtu.be/Y7lgtTQio2k

 

1965 Gibson B-45 Bridge Repair – “Toni Gets Her Guitar Back!”

As a Cleveland area luthier, it’s a joy to return a repaired or restored instrument to its owner. Sometimes I get lucky and the shop gets filled with music for a bit. That’s exactly what happend when Toni Huff Medley picked up her 1965 Gibson J-45 12-string. This video is less about the repair and more about Toni getting re-acquainted with her old friend, new strings and all.

Ryan Manthey gets his 000 “Donna” back…

As a Cleveland area luthier, it’s always a pleasure to hear some of the finest local professionals play their instruments after I’ve done a repair or setup for them.  I spend time with every customer when they bring me an instrument to ensure that the repair and setup is matched as much as possible to their playing style.  Here’s a short clip of Ryan Manthey playing his repaired and setup 000 “Donna”.