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Silvertone 615 restore project - by George

(At the end of this page, another project, a Silvertone made in Italy (non Harmony).)

George Martin : I'm sending some photos, of a butchered guitar, a Silvertone with a Harmony serial number (4373H615). I attempted to clean up & make presentable/playable.

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It was more difficult as someone inexperienced went out of control, with the wrong glues.

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Sanded old glues off & continued brace work

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Clean up & begin back brace setting

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Sub assembly process : Begin gluing & clamping tops & tuners clean up

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Continued gluing & clamping, a few inches at a time

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Slowly coming together... Inch by inch... matching top & back to side edges

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Basic Assembly near finish. Assembled & drying a few days

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Touch up finishing and setbacks. Not going so well, but closure is near, this repair was plagued with 5 setbacks for every single forward move...trying to seal/stain, the water damaged crack on the back lower bout

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The finish never will look 100%... Finishing is an art in itself, this will never match the manufacturers appearance, but it will have to do, at least that large crack, is closed & water damaged area reinforced

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Back from the lost ! I had to make an alternative bridge, to make playable & strung up salvage, took way more time than it's value, i'd imagine, but all this was done, inch by inch, hour by hour, to save a part of the past

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Up next, a tortured little Silvertone made in Italy...

Crushed in bridge, caved in top, brace separation, & top literally peeled back...

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Italian Silvertone in progress... While the top has been already peeled back, time to reinforce the bridge area & re-glue all separated braces...

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final gluing & clamping of the this very nice abused little Italian made guitar :

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George Martin, Pennsauken, New Jersey

february 2008

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