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  1. I sent it to Nashville. The Gibson repair facility was separate from the factory when I sent it, but they are now together. Picture attached.
  2. I sent a 1951 CF-100E to Gibson for evaluation and repair in March. It needed to be virtually rebuilt and the repair list was extensive (and expensive). I agreed to the recommended repairs and was told in June it would take about 3 months. As of Christmas I still have not received it, nor a credible explanation for the delay, other than they had to move and it delayed them six weeks. A week ago I was told they were "checking". Any suggestions?
  3. Speaking of humidity, I queried Gibson about the status of my CF-100 repair, since it been there about a month. I got the following reply: "It is going to be a while due to the extensive work needed. It is currently being humidified properly. The tech just quoted me around 3 months."
  4. After reading your advice, I think I won't try a case humidifier. The idea of sticking a water-filled container inside the guitar bothers me - leaks, etc. The guitar was stored in my father-in-laws basement for several years, and I know he had to run a dehumidifier constantly down there. So it probably saw some high humidity for awhile, then a big change when I brought it home to the Pittsburgh area. I have A/C and a humidifier on the furnace (right now it shows 36% and it's hard to get much above that in cold weather; it just condenses out on the windows). So I think I'll just keep in the new Gibson case in the house. It took 60 years to break - and I'm likely gone well before that. Thanks again for all the info.
  5. I understand that the damage to my CF-100E was probably due to low humidity. Should I store it in the case with a humidifier?
  6. I purchased the CF-100E in 2002 for $300 from my father-in-law's estate (will specified everything had to be turned into cash). I know he had it in 1964, but not if he purchased it new. I used to play a little with him and always liked the instrument. But I started mostly playing an Ovation and found it hard to go back and forth because of the neck width differences. I hadn't played in 10-15 years when I decided to restart with his, and discovered the damage. My directions to Gibson were: I would like to have the instrument restored to structurally sound playing condition, without reducing its collectable value. I assume this would include: - repair the front and back cracks - remove & replace all the backers on the inside back (loose strips are in the case pocket) - such other issues as you detect. Also consider: - clean surfaces and potentiometers - adjust pickup - restring - provide a manual I know little about collectable value, but my hasty research indicates I should NOT refinish the instrument. I'm not sure of the effect of repairing things like the chips off the head, or the extra drill holes in the head, and will rely on your judgement. The original tuning machine has been replaced. If it would not reduce its collectable value. I would like to install a Gibson product identical, or as as close as possible, to the original. From the repair report, it looks like they are trying to follow my direction. I note they plan to fill in the extra tuner mount holes, but don't mention the chips in the head lacquer. I'm not sure about the new pegs or the neck plane. Trying to walk the line between collectability and playability. I'll try to send more pix when it gets back, but have apparently exhausted my quota. Thanks again for your informed opinions.
  7. Repair report from Gibson: CF-100E Serial No:8565 19 BASED ON THE FACTORY ORDER #, THIS APPEARS TO BE FROM 1951 PROBLEMS - BACK SEAMS ARE OPEN - BACK REINFORCEMENT STRIPS ARE ALL LOOSE, EXCEPT FOR ONE - ALL BACK BRACES ARE LOOSE - ONE SIDE CRACK @ JACK - TOP SEAM IS OPEN - ONE TOP CRACK @ PICKGUARD - 5 LOOSE TOP BRACES - BRIDGE IS LIFTING - SADDLE IS NOT THE RIGHT STYLE FOR THIS BRIDGE - ONE OF THE BRIDGE PINS IS AN ODDBALL - POTS ARE LOOSE AND DON'T WORK PROPERLY - KNOBS HAVE SOME CHECKING - CHIPS OUT OF HEADSTOCK VENEER - FRETS ARE LOW AND WORN - NECK PITCH IS OFF (NEEDS A NECK RESET) - DIVOTS IN FINGERBOARD -TUNERS ARE NOT ORIGINAL REPAIRS - STABILIZE TOP CRACKS (2), BACK CRACK, SIDE CRACK @ JACK, - REGLUE ALL LOOSE BACK BRACES (4) AND 5 LOOSE TOP BRACES - REINSTALL ALL LOOSE BACK REINFORCEMENT STRIPS - NECK RESET W/ PLANE AND REFRET, - NEW BONE NUT AND BONE SADDLE - INSTALL (6) BPB-6 BRIDGE PINS BLACK NO DOT -CLEAN AND TIGHTEN ELECTRONICS, - INSTALL NEW TUNERS (KLUSON 3 ON A PLATE WHITE BUTTON SINGLE ROW NICKEL) , - FILL AND SMALL TOUCH UP OF EXTRA TUNER SCREW HOLES, - RESTRING (LIGHT) - PRO SETUP
  8. My Thanks to ZW and j45nick. I had posed the question to Gibson and just heard back. They offer a better-fitting case for $175, and I may get a 20% discount on that. I have asked for additional info about the case, and about the discount. The Gibson cases seem well-made. I also looked online at Silver Creek, Gator, and Chromacast. I will travel very little, if at all, with it. The roughest trip it will probably have is coming back to me from Nashville. My incentive is based on the (breathtaking) cost of the repair - pretty much a complete rebuild. So I wanted a little insurance on my investment. Thanks again.
  9. It is a black chipboard case, apparently about the same age as the guitar, made by LaDuca Bros, Milwaukee. The CF-100 has about an inch of clearance all around.
  10. I'm having a 1951 CF-100E rebuilt by Gibson, and am in the market for a better-fitting case. Any recommendations?
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