I am trying declare my guitar repair DONE!
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
December 24, 2017 10:35am CST
As some of you know, the binding started to come up on my one-year-old Martin D-18 guitar. I took it to two separate Guitar Centers (supposedly authorized Martin repair centers) and they sent me to Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto. That's too long a trip, through bad traffic, so I decided to repair the thing myself. I ordered the special glue I needed from StewMac, which makes everything guitar-related, and did the repair over a two day period. Since then, I've been doing the "tweaking," lightly sanding the binding flush with the wood and buffing things out with Maguire's Car Polish. I'm ready to declare my repair done, but I keep tweaking it "just a bit more." Sigh. Anyway, here's a picture of the edge I repaired. I'm glad the finish wasn't damaged by the work. Horray for crazy glue and painter's tape!
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• East Tawas, Michigan
@TheHorse Yes, he sure is! It's a $200 Fender, which isn't very expensive. If Jay decides to stick with it, we will get him a higher-quality instrument, some day on down the road. He has always wanted to learn how to play a guitar, so now with the help of some DVDs, that will probably happen!
• Walnut Creek, California
It is supposedly under warranty. But they ran me all over the Bay Area, trying to get it done, so I just did it myself. The guitar sounds fine. I have one video coming out on YouTube pretty soon where I use this guitar for the leads. I'll provide a link to an original song where I use my Collings OM-1. Sorry if you've already heard it!