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  1. Hot Vibrato
    28th October 2013 - permalink
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    Hey Ryan,
    I just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about sending you that article. Sorry for dragging my feet... I'll be back in touch as soon as I get my scanner working.
  2. Hot Vibrato
    19th October 2013 - permalink
    Hot Vibrato
    Hey there,
    I wish I could say I'm a finish repair expert, but my experience is somewhat limited. I make my living doing guitar repair, but I tend to shy away from finish repairs. That said, I've performed some small miracles in the past when my screwdriver has slipped, etc. With catalyzed finishes, my best results have been achieved with the use of super glue, but the sheen does not always match once the surface is polished. I'm intrigued with the techniques mentioned in the American Lutherie article in question, but I've yet to invest in the products mentioned by the author.

    I think the article is only a couple of pages, but there's enough information to get you started. I'll scan it and send it to you in a day or two.

  3. Rymano
    17th October 2013 - permalink
    I came across a post you responded to when I was searching Google about repairing catalyzed finishes. I'm at my wits end with a particular finish repair project and saw that you referenced an American Luthiery article discussing Mohawk finishing products to blend poly touch up. I've experimented with a very broad range of finish combinations for years to no avail and would be extremely interested/grateful to gain any insight from your experience and research. Thank you very much in advance. -Ryan Scott. Scott Guitar Works - Louisville Ky

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    Fayetteville, AR
    Luthier / Musician
    I like pancakes.
    Career highlights
    As a luthier: I've repaired, built, and restored instruments for a handful of top professionals, and for many less noteworthy musicians. As a musician: Opened up for Arlo Guthrie at the legendary Cain's ballroom in Tulsa, and many less noteworthy gigs.
    Other interests
    I like pancakes.
    Key gear used
    Motu 896HD, UA 4-710d, Focusrite Platinum Octopre, Klark Teknik DN500, BSS Opal DPR-944, Valley People 610, DBX 164, Focusrite Compounder
    Oscar Moore, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Django, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Taj Mahal, Allen Toussaint, The Meters, Chet Atkins, Bob Wills and the TX Playboys, Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale
    Vocals, guitars : '53 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, Homemade 6 string electric, Danelectro baritone, '41 Epiphone Spartan, '39 Gibson L37, old Kay archtop
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    Home studio


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