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    Another source for period correct truss rods is Hans Moust -- check with him.

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    An update for those interested ...

    I took the guitar to Jacobs Custom Guitars this morning, and left it. Had a nice chat with Tom and Dave. The news is better than I had hoped. The cracked bridge may be repairable. Thereís a loose brace, and a crack along the pick guard mentioned earlier in this thread. Tom is going to address those three issues, and then once the top is stable, see if he can get a decent setup. At that point, a neck reset may or may not be necessary. Weíll see in a couple weeks.

    Also met some friends for lunch on the coast and had an excellent oyster poíboy, then visited a microbrewery weíd heard about. All in all, a fine day.

    To be continued ...

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    I took the guitar to Jacobs Custom Guitars this morning, and left it. Had a nice chat with Tom and Dave. The news is better than I had hoped. The cracked bridge may be repairable. There’s a loose brace, and a crack along the pick guard mentioned earlier in this thread. Tom is going to address those three issues, and then once the top is stable, see if he can get a decent setup. At that point, a neck reset may or may not be necessary. We’ll see in a couple weeks.

    Also met some friends for lunch on the coast and had an excellent oyster po’boy, then visited a microbrewery we’d heard about. All in all, a fine day.

    To be continued ...

    Mike
    This is what I would call excellent progress!!

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    Itís home!

    Actually, itís been home since Friday. Forgive me for taking a couple days to post an update, but itís been really hard to put down. That in itself is probably all you need to hear.

    Tom was able to repair the cracked bridge, rather than replace it. Also glued down a loose brace, and repaired a small crack in the top along the pick guard. It did not require a neck reset.

    It came back nice and shiny, fresh off the buffing wheel, frets polished, and nicely set up. It sounds and plays beautifully. Iíve been playing it for a couple days now, trading off with two other guitars, and Iím extremely happy with how it has turned out.

    Tom was able to get a good setup without a neck reset, but as a result some of the parameters are close to the limits. String height above the top is about 3/8Ē at the sound hole, less than that at the bridge. Saddle height is barely 1/16Ē at the bass and treble ends, and the pin holes are slotted to increase the break angle. However, the guitar plays and sounds as well as it ever has, and itís a big win to avoid a neck reset.

    Iíll have a few pics later today.

    Regards,
    Mike

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    ... and a big shout to Tom and Dave at Jacobs Custom Guitars in Merritt Island, FL., who did this work. Nice folks, excellent work, timely completion, reasonable price.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    Actually, it’s been home since Friday. Forgive me for taking a couple days to post an update, but it’s been really hard to put down. That in itself is probably all you need to hear.

    Tom was able to repair the cracked bridge, rather than replace it. Also glued down a loose brace, and repaired a small crack in the top along the pick guard. It did not require a neck reset.

    It came back nice and shiny, fresh off the buffing wheel, frets polished, and nicely set up. It sounds and plays beautifully. I’ve been playing it for a couple days now, trading off with two other guitars, and I’m extremely happy with how it has turned out.

    Tom was able to get a good setup without a neck reset, but as a result some of the parameters are close to the limits. String height above the top is about 3/8” at the sound hole, less than that at the bridge. Saddle height is barely 1/16” at the bass and treble ends, and the pin holes are slotted to increase the break angle. However, the guitar plays and sounds as well as it ever has, and it’s a big win to avoid a neck reset.

    I’ll have a few pics later today.

    Regards,
    Mike
    Awesome news Mike! Any time you can avoid a reset that is a good day fo sho!!! You had her brought back to glory sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    Actually, itís been home since Friday. Forgive me for taking a couple days to post an update, but itís been really hard to put down. That in itself is probably all you need to hear.

    Tom was able to repair the cracked bridge, rather than replace it. Also glued down a loose brace, and repaired a small crack in the top along the pick guard. It did not require a neck reset.

    It came back nice and shiny, fresh off the buffing wheel, frets polished, and nicely set up. It sounds and plays beautifully. Iíve been playing it for a couple days now, trading off with two other guitars, and Iím extremely happy with how it has turned out.

    Tom was able to get a good setup without a neck reset, but as a result some of the parameters are close to the limits. String height above the top is about 3/8Ē at the sound hole, less than that at the bridge. Saddle height is barely 1/16Ē at the bass and treble ends, and the pin holes are slotted to increase the break angle. However, the guitar plays and sounds as well as it ever has, and itís a big win to avoid a neck reset.

    Iíll have a few pics later today.

    Regards,
    Mike
    Awesome 😊

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    Excellent! It just might be good for a long, long time!
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    DA -- Tom and Dave were great to deal with and quality work at a reasonable price. That is what we believe on LTG. That last sentence could be part of the chorus on a song written about "Jacobs Custom Guitars."
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    Just for reference, I spent around $1200 Nor Cal market rate to fix my D 35. Neck reset, refret, new nut, saddle and a NOS bridge sourced from Hans Moust. Plus lacquer on the neck to seal the sanded off bare wood neck. It had a small soundhole crack from the pickguard.

    I had bought the D 35 as a basket case knowing I'd spend more than it was worth. I've never regretted it. And I had 0 emotional attachment.

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