A jazz can from 1952

Another Levin archtop ready, this one from 1952. Replaced the neck that was not glued as it should (with carpentry glue) and put a solid carbon fiber rod (1 × 1 cm) under the fretboard instead of the rather lousy aluminum reinforcement. Planed the fretboard and mounted new straps, the fretboard got new bindings. The mother-of-pearl inlays had an impressively good fit! It is strung with…

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Old Gura 97, Levin 1909

An unusually fine old Levin was completed, from 1909 with vein painting on the bottom and side. Actually no cracks, but three twigs in the bottom during the vein painting. It is often the case that vein painting / brown color hides wood of the second grade. Original maple board and stable were changed to replicas in rosewood. The original stable was of the triangular shaped simpler type, but…

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Get the spirits glossy blank

Made a nice discovery in the room today. When you paint with spirit varnish, the surface becomes infinitely shiny, but at the same time you see small irregularities in the paint from the brush. My method on all GammelGura is to paint two coats with sanding in between on top of the original paint. Removes the worst gadgets and gives new power to the paint at the same time as the charm…

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