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Binding repair on a '55 Gretsch Roundup

Issue 188 April 11, 2013

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A truss rod fix leads to a binding repair: Dan Erlewine has to remove the fingerboard from this great old cowboy guitar, and some of the red side dots disappear. He shows two techniques for replacing them.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets Video:
  • checkmark1955 Gretsch Roundup with tooled leather accents
  • checkmarkHeating and stretching old binding
  • checkmarkWorking clean with messy hide glue
  • checkmarkHot Tip! The red artist's pencil
  • checkmarkMixing color into epoxy: a little goes a long way!
Problem-solving products for this kind of work:
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Flush-cut Saw
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Stewart-MacDonald Epoxy
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