The Workbench

This one was pretty ugly.

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Odd spot to have a gash like that. What's the backstory? Oh, and nice repair.

3

Nice resurrection. Plus, a lesson for us all: Never busk at a beaver dam.

4

Beautiful grain matching on the side.

Gretsch 1 Beaver 0

5

Wow! Another example of FABULOUS work by you, Curt!!

You are truly a talented artist and I tip my hat to you!

6

Nice work, Curt! The guitar is beautiful.

9

Resurrection indeed!! Nice job!!

10

Nice job, Curt. Really like how you matched the grain.

12

I'm glad that we have folks like you who do what you do with a passion.

Thanks for sharing these repair slideshows, Curt.

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Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent and skill.

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Odd spot to have a gash like that. What's the backstory? Oh, and nice repair.

– Suprdave

i also wondered how that could have come a bout. (see what i did there?)

seriously though, the only way i can think of to damage that spot would be dropping the guitar onto something with an uneven surface (i.e. rocky ground or a stage littered with gear), and that should have messed up the binding as well. maybe it was the World's Worst Pocket Pupper? it also looks like there's some kind of repaired crack down near the neck heel, which could also imply a substantial impact.

18

Looks like that axe fell on an axe.

19

Looks like it had a fight with a pointy guitar.

20

i know! two words: pet alligator.

21

Clearly it must have been the parents of this baby alien.

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Clearly it must have been the parents of this baby alien.

– Curt Wilson

Both parents? I didn't even know that 6121s were self-pollinating.

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I thought the original "football" repair had good grain-matching as well, at least as far as it went. I probably just would have touched it up, depending on what the other material around the edges was.


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