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  1. Neither the headstock nor the bridge design was revealed, the de-facto hallmarks of any guitar builder and a major selling point. As boutique guitar builders, I think Ferguson & Son will do fine regardless. Ren still championing the J-185 design is more than charming.
  2. It is hard to tell from looking at the snapshot whether the nib is completely or partly broken off, or still hanging onto there to some degree. If you still have the missing piece, it can be super-glued back on; if it's gone, it's probably best to get rid of the nib remnants, and round off the fret with a file, so the string no longer gets stuck on the sharp fret edge.
  3. That is Musicman's way of doing single-ply-only binding on the body. They use a special epoxy as binding material. I doubt anyone would adopt that technique. Probably also not easy to repair.
  4. A higher resolution snapshot and one up-close the seamline would help the analysis.
  5. I have ordered through the M2M program. You can read all about it here: And this was the result:
  6. Public perception is a fickle mistress. But I guess it is hard to deny that the rebranding of their guitar lineups and the new, modern marketing efforts worked. However, they were making great guitars before the change in leadership and will continue to do so after this era.
  7. Rather than return, it is more like Ren never left guitar-making.
  8. Spend a dime and some time, and get your guitar a professional setup by a trusted luthier or whatever work needs to be done to this. Now, after the guitar is professionaly set up, here is the thing about intonation: intonation is nothing to be concerned about. A guitar is always slightly out of tune. It is a tempered instrument after all, so you are always making compromises up and down the neck for what you are doing.
  9. If you put it back into its case, it'll smell longer. It's really the innards of the case that transfer the smell (use your nose).
  10. This is the start of some beautiful finish checking.
  11. Check out these two videos below whether that's what you're experiencing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h-mbpU8AxE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2PoPZ9OcMA
  12. It's a combination of a shielding issue as well as the then-new plastic backplates they used back then as far as I remember. Do a quick Youtube search to be the wiser and how to go about it.
  13. A bridge rebuild or higher saddle is probably the way to go.
  14. Thanks for sharing. I always associated that typcial Play-Doh smell with a new Gibson guitar finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. Now I know that's not it.
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