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  1. Hi i'm Anna.

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  2. thanks, Bigtim. Got it. Is it the same basic idea for sound files? Cheers, Rob
  3. Hi, here are a couple of photos of the final result, along with a couple of reminders of how it came to me. Thanks to Drathbun and Zombywoof for advice on how to post photos. I probably should mention that what looks like a huge crack in the last photo is just a reflection (honestly). Also, as predicted by members of this forum, it's really loud! Cheers Rob
  4. thanks, Drathbun, I was just trying to attach a file and was told I had 'Used 475.37K of your 500K global upload quota (Max. single file size: 24.63K'. I didn't know there was a different way to post photos. I'll give it a try. ROb
  5. Mine is square shouldered, but I'm told that the serial number indicates early 1963, before they changed the bracing pattern. Still waiting for a response on how to get my photos up (I'm at my limit and I can't work out how to delete ones from earlier in the thread to free up space).
  6. Hi Can anyone advise how to upload when one is near exceeding one's file upload allocation? I looked back at an earlier post with a view to deleting some files and freeing space, but I can't work out how to do it. All advice gratefully received. Cheer, Rob
  7. Hi All Well, a few of you may remember that my wife bought me a junked Gibson B45 12 string as a birthay present. Finally, finished the refurb today (I was doing other things as well, by the way), so I thought I woul update you and post a final pic. I seem to have run out of pic space on this thread, so I willl start a new thread called B45 12 string refurb revisited and see if I can post pics on there. Otherwise I'll ask the administrator for help.Many thanks to members of the forum who were helpful with advice and sourcing. The guitar was retopped and bound. I used a mix of pale and garnet shellac as an undercoat to try and recreate a somewhat aged look, but the actual finish is General Finishes High Performance Top Coat, as I don't spray and try and minimise exposure to solvents for health reasons. I made no attempt to get out any of the dings or checking in the back andd sides, but just stabilsed the cracks. The bridge is made in emulation of a couple I saw on the web and the tailpiece is sourced from Roberto Brandoni in London. It is not a Gibson tailpiece. The scratchplate was made for me by Taylor Mullins, who was recommended by someone on this forum and did a great job. Originally, I was going to sell it on, but in the end I decided to make it as a lefty and keep it! Sounds pretty good, but I'm still undecided as to whether to leave it with Martin10s at standard pitch or up the string gauge and go down a tone. There is quite a bit of relief but I'm not going to do anything about that till I make a decision on string gauge. Looking back, I believe I overbuilt the top compared with the original, but I was erring on the side of caution given its histpry. Thanks once again to all who helped out. Cheers Rob
  8. I'm about to start work on this project. First stage will be refixing loose back braces. Second will be determining neck angle. Essentially, the heel block has come away from the back of the guitar and is flapping around! The neck is completely tightly attached to the ribs. I propose to make a dummy top of the proposed thickness (I'm looking a 0.5mm thicker than a 6 string)and then shim the block with shims till the fingerboard is at appropriate angle to give the correct height,above the bridge/saddle (will use the current bridge and a dummy saddle to determine this. The construct a single mahogany shim of the apporoiate size and profile to go between the block and the back. I will then construct the actual top and brace it. I propose to brace more or less as a 6 string with 5/15 wide bracing non-calloped, but possibly parabolic. Basically, I aming to get as close to the 1963 confifuration (this is '63 instrument) withouth having the thing collapse. To this end I envisage using a non-pin bridge wih tailpiece (although I am still scavenging fo views on the comparative merits of the different bridge configuration types. Does anyone have any comments on my proposed approach establishing the correct neck geometry and to bracing, and/or further advice? Thanks, all
  9. I used these in the 70s, mainly because they were cheap and good for the money. I didn't know they were still going. Definitely worth trying again!
  10. Hi Zombywoof. That's what I thought about the bracing in that video. I probably won't bother to contact those guys now. I don't want to end up repeating the exact tactic Gibson used if that led to a diminution in responsiveness. I'm thinking regular 6 string bracing but un-scalloped. I looked at an old book I have by David Russell Young in which he adds a transverse brace crosslapped into the lower bouts of both the x braces. Unfortunately, his guitars were well known for being quite overbuilt. Anyone know of a good source of 12 string bracing information? Cheers Rob
  11. I think he gets that a lot. Bob Dylan's Dream (age 22), Boots of Spanish leather (age 23), Lay down Your Weary Tune (age 22), Hard Rain (age 22), and so on and so forth.
  12. Hmm. Looks like the fox has been at the henhouse. I came across this thread elsewhere on this forum: http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/138142-another-warning/
  13. Ok. A friend of mine recommended Paul Fox to me, but actually, when I contacted him he came back saying he couldn't do what I wanted, which was a bit of a surprise. I haven't got on to terrapin yet, but looking at their site they look like they will basically do more than Fox at a much better price.
  14. Well, well. Thanks, Nick
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