Guitar Aesthetics

Posted by Lee Fisk on Tue, 12/28/04 - 17:03:55.

Hi all,

I recently purchased a 1983 Martin D-35. It is a beautiful instrument although it has some light varnish cracks, light pick scratches, one small front side ding and a couple of belt buckle scratches on the back side. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations as to what could be done for the scratches or other defects?

The sound of the guitar is enormous. It also happens to be a 150th year guitar does that mean anything special other then it happened to be made in 1983?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

-Lee Fisk



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Re: Guitar Aesthetics

: Hi all,

: I recently purchased a 1983 Martin D-35. It is a beautiful instrument although it has some light varnish cracks, light pick scratches, one small front side ding and a couple of belt buckle scratches on the back side. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations as to what could be done for the scratches or other defects?

: The sound of the guitar is enormous. It also happens to be a 150th year guitar does that mean anything special other then it happened to be made in 1983?

: Thanks in advance for your responses.

: -Lee Fisk

FWIW, I dropped by the local AMRC (Authorized Martin Repair Center) today. Peter, the guitar repair guy, said he would buff most of the flaws out. Cost is about $40. I'm anxious to see what the guitar looks like afterwards.

-Lee Fisk

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