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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    That Jaguar engine is a work of art!
    Precisely. The heart of the beast was intact. Everything surrounding it could be replaced or fabricated. Lemme tell ya the body was just as gorgeous as the engine, too.
    Thus my analogy.

    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post

    Given the choice, I would indeed keep it and have it repaired. It's too gorgeous to do anything but make it whole and though I'm no luthier, it seems to me that this is the sort of things that *if done right* would make the guitar playable like-new for damn-near ever without any further degradation, but it's gotta be done right.

    And no, I have no idea who to talk to about that so any recommendations are welcome.
    I'm sure our member Fixit'd be happy to at least give some preliminary telephone and/or internet assessment.
    One of his very first posts was his vintage Starfire restoration, sadly the pics seem to have been lost in the great Photobucket F---kup.
    http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...n-(Pics)/page5
    Trust me the finished work was every bit as beautiful as that X3000.
    Fixit (Tom Jacobs) actually worked in Westerly too, and runs Jacobs Custom Guitars in Florida.
    http://www.jacobscustomguitars.com/
    DapmDave works there too.
    This might be particularly relevant, from hi introductory post:
    Quote Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
    Thanks again to everyone for the warm welcome, and a special thanks to dapmdave, bluesypicky and capnjuan for the cudos on the D-50.

    One Westerly story, for now anyway. I had the job of cutting out necks on a band saw for a while. This would be the rough cutting prior to shaping, and occasionally one of the foremen would stop me and use my band saw to hack to pieces! a guitar that just wasn't up to Guild standards. Being a young man at the time, who wanted a Guild guitar so bad I could taste it, but couldn't afford one. I would spend the rest of the day looking at those pieces in the trash bin wondering if there was any way to put it back together. You can imagin how traumatic this must have been. Today I'm glad they did that, it speaks well of Guilds commitment to quality and we all get to enjoy some pretty amazing guitars because of it.

    Thank again, and am looking forward to talking to all of you.

    He became one of Cordoba's first authorized repair centers.
    Several members have had their acoustics worked on by him too, and NOBODY has posted a dissatisfied word about him that I've ever seen.
    Or a shipping damage issue.
    The other guy I always try to remember to give equal time to is Chris Seeger who worked in New Hartford and also got glowing reviews for his work in the Nashville Custom Shop.
    We did hear an announcement of his retirement a couple of months ago but here's the email he listed when he first posted notice of his availablility:
    1978cjseeger@gmail.com
    Certainly couldn't hurt to reach out, see if he's taking on special jobs.
    Last edited by adorshki; 12-02-2017 at 12:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    I'm sure Fixit'd be happy to at least give some preliminary telephone and/or internet assessment.
    One of his very first posts was his vintage Starfire restoration, sadly the pics seem to have been lost in the great Photobucket F---kup.
    Trust me the finished work was every bit as beautiful as that X3000.
    Fixit (Tom Jacobs) actually worked in Westerly too, and runs Jacobs Guitars in Florida. DapmDave works there too.
    He became one of Cordoba's first authorized repair centers.
    Several members have had their acoustics worked on by him too, and NOBODY has posted a dissatisfied word about him that I've ever seen.
    Or a shipping damage issue.
    The other guy I always try to remember to give equal time to is Chris Seeger who worked in New Hartford and also got glowing reviews for his work in the Nashville Custom Shop.
    We did hear an announcement of his retirement a couple of months ago but here's the email he listed when he first posted notice of his availablility:
    1978cjseeger@gmail.com
    Certainly couldn't hurt to reach out, see if he's taking on special jobs.
    Good deal - thanks!
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    Here's a pic. The pics don't do it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Good deal - thanks!
    Updated the post with a link to Fixit's website and other tidbits.

    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Here's a pic. The pics don't do it justice.
    The first one was better in my opinion.
    I mean, computer graphics guys are struggling to achieve that "psychedelic moire/clear running water eddies" effect and still nobody does it like mother nature.
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    Seeing that crack made me ill and it's not even my guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post

    The first one was better in my opinion.
    I mean, computer graphics guys are struggling to achieve that "psychedelic moire/clear running water eddies" effect and still nobody does it like mother nature.
    It has to do with the reflection of my backdrop. The reflection (even indirect) makes the grain look washed out. I know of ways to get rid of the reflection, but I don't have the right gear or space to do it right. It's much easier to manage with a closeup like the first one. I need a real studio.
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    I know it has a crack in the neck and all but that guitar is just Flat Out Sexy! Probably the prettiest Electric I have ever seen from any period and any Manufacturer. You need to get that one fixed and then get tired of it in about 6 months so you can pass it on to me GAD, LOL!

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    Too bad! So beautiful

    I'd call Fixit (if I was in the US)!

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    At least the headstock isn't broken off...looks to me like it could be glued, clamped and refinished in that spot, but I'm no luthier.

    Good luck with your negotiations with the seller, the shipper, etc.
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    Please fix it. If you need folks to buy a few more of your books so you can afford the repairs I'm sure we can accommodate one commercial post for a good cause :-)

    If you're not gun-shy about shipping I'd sent it to Fixit in Florida.
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    What he said.

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