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You’ve got to see this German guitar from the 1830s! Dan removed the back to repair it, and now he needs to duplicate the wood binding that’s nearly 200 years old. He shows how he started from a plank of walnut to create custom-sized wood binding strips.
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About the guitar in this video: This guitar was built around 1835 in Markneukirchen, Germany, which is the birthplace of the original C.F. Martin. (This was not made by Martin.) This guitar was badly damaged, and never will have great resale value, but its owner has brought it to Dan to get it playing and repair much of the damage it’s suffered in 180 years.
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