1953 Gibson Fire Damaged Guitar Repair-ES-125 Repair

//1953 Gibson Fire Damaged Guitar Repair-ES-125 Repair

1953 Gibson Fire Damaged Guitar Repair-ES-125 Repair

 

While every guitar has a story. The story can almost be read through the surface scratches, dings, dents, missing hardware and worse. This Gibson found it’s way into the Haywire Custom shop. It came to us for fire damaged guitar repair. Most noteworthy, it was discovered in the attic of a house after an intense fire. The smoke and other particles had settled on top of the finish where it stayed for years. It was almost tossed but the owner decided to bring it in to see what could be done to make it playable again.
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Fire Damaged Guitar Repair

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Fire Damaged Guitar Repair

 Gibson Fire Damaged Guitar Repair-ES-125 Repair

 

Because, in the eyes of its owner, an old guitar is a trusted musical partner, consequently, it is full of questions which are never fully understood. Over the course of time, most musicians develop a deep and intuitive kind of interaction with their instrument  As a result, as soon as a decision has to be made about repairing their favorite guitar, there are more questions. For many years we have helped musicians around the world as they look for ways to improve their guitars or fix a problem or restore it to an earlier time.

the least “invasive” way of repairing it is always a good first choice

Furthermore, the “Patina”  or top thin layer on the surface is considered valuable by many guitar collectors if left completely alone to age naturally. When deciding to help a player restore an old instrument it’s probably, best to try and take that into consideration. Because,  the least “invasive” way of repairing it is always a good first choice. The decision was made most noteworthy, to start a fire damaged guitar repair on this old Gibson.  The owner wanted to maintain the original patina also preserve what was left.  Most of all, after the fire damage ash “cloak” was removed a beautiful sunburst was revealed an old trusted friend and the value was restored.
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Fire Damaged Gibson Guitar Repair

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If you would like to order this or any other custom guitar, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your guitar needs.

By | 2018-06-04T16:57:08-04:00 January 24th, 2016|custom guitar by Haywire|0 Comments

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md.and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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