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  1. I just wanted to take a moment and say that I really, really appreciate all of the responses to this thread and they've been both incredibly kind but also very helpful. I have so much more information now and I'm in a more comfortable place as I begin to take care of this very meaningful guitar. Thank all very much, again. It's a great community.
  2. Thanks, Jeff! What you’re saying makes sense and I’ll try to simply slow down and just enjoy it for what it is, with what it’s already got! I may connect with Babin about getting a professional to simply look it over—have you heard anything about Chicago fret works (positive or negative)? Thanks again. Nice of you to take the time and provide insight.
  3. Wow, thanks for the advice! I’ll definitely follow up with a reputable company in Chicago to get this done. Also, thanks for the kind words about my Dad.
  4. It's hard to see in the photograph -- on the top, bass-side of the sound hole. It's about 3-4 inches and runs parallel to the strings. When I feel inside, I can trace the feel of it from the other side.
  5. Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. This was really helpful for me and I appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
  6. Hello, My father recently passed away and, right around that same time, he surprised me with this LG-1 from 1965. It has significant checking and a tiny crack on top/bass-side of the sound hole. My ignorant questions, if anyone can help: Other than proper storage, can anything be done to help mitigate against checking and/or repair it? Is it best to ignore the hairline crack and not fuss with it at this point? It doesn't appear to be growing or causing any issues? Is it worth an overhaul of certain items (pins, etc.)? I noticed that the there is a basic strap button currently inserted in the bottom...is it best to just leave this in? I've read some online posts that suggest to leave any type of pin or button out, if possible? Thanks so much! I really enjoy this forum and I'm interested in learning more about this awesome instrument. I've attached some photos if that helps or if anyone is interested. IMG_4998.jp2 IMG_5001.jp2 IMG_4999.jp2
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