A customer brought this family heirloom in to the shop recently for some restoration work. This guitar was found in the attic of his grandfathers house. It was destined to be thrown out with the rest of the aged artifacts till the grandson wanted to keep a part of his grandfathers history. The story was that this guitar traveled all around the world on a navy war boat sustaining harmony in the midst of fighting and rough seas. This is just one of the reasons I love my job.
The guitar had some very serious cracks on the side and top, the rope binding was missing in several places and the finish was in very bad shape. In order to make up binding, I glued strips of maple and rosewood together and then cut the angle with a miter saw.