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My old Yamaha

 
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Charles Stanley



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: My old Yamaha Reply with quote

I would love to restore my first guitar a Yamaha dreadnaught from 1976. It got dings, scratches, yellow bindings, etc. It is possible to just sand off the finish, pore fill and lacquer? Like starting from scratch?

My dealer says it looks fine all weathered, but I think it looks old.
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Rat Fink



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it alone. The dealer is correct.
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ladyfinisher



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a fan of Antiques Road show I got a lesson on leaving old things alone. A woman had brought a dresser from the 1700s. She proudly explained how she had the old, worn, sticky, red finish replaced with a new finish. The appraiser told her what a wonderful piece she had and that it was worth $30K. If she had left the worn, sticky, red finish alone it would have been workth $150K.

People pay a lot of money to get new guitars to look like your guitar. I agree, leave it alone.

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twangster



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with the above- Also those ' 70s Yamaha FG models sound great and demand is growing for them so best leave it.
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