3-Piece Inspection Mirror

3-Piece Inspection Mirror

3-Piece Inspection Mirror

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3-Piece Inspection Mirror

About This Item

Here's a versatile 3-piece set of mirrors that you can tape together, fold up, and insert into a soundhole.

When unfolded inside the guitar, it gives you a 7-1/2" x 12" flat viewing surface, for the big picture of the guitar's interior. Made of nonbreakable mirrored acrylic, it frees both your hands for the job. Supplied untaped.


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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Workin' in the soundhole with the scissor jack and a mirror

Dan Erlewine's got a repair that needs repairing again. Working inside the guitar body is too tight for comfort, but Dan shows some tools and tips that make it easier.

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5.0

a must for diagnosing flat-tops

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I put this to use almost immediately (I had to tape them together properly, more on that later). You will need to keep it from getting scratches - I use a soft cloth to wrap it in as plastic bags can react unpredictably. You could buy the mirror material and cut it yourself but once you include shipping and fabrication you will see that the price is fair (unless you are making a batch). Here's the trick to properly taping the panels together - it becomes plain as soon as you start the process that you can't tape all the panels on the back as it won't fold completely flat. Tape two panels together on the back with clear polyester tape if you have it (packing tape will do but won't last as long). Once they are fastened together, stick the other panels together on their edges with a small, folded strip of tape (from the back). It's a little tricky and though it folds perfectly there will be a tiny gap between the last two panels but it doesn't interrupt the view. You might not want to shave in it, but it works fine on guitars!

5.0

Nice addition to the shop

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Verified Buyer


I can finally get a good view of braces. WOW hooked two pieces together put it in slid the third piece in and WOW. Thanks StewMac

5.0

Nice and needed tool

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Verified Buyer


A good large mirror is a necessary tool to have when doing internal repair work or thorough consultation before taking on a repair job.
Combined it with a bright light.

4.0

Just what I needed

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Verified Buyer


I'm just a guy trying to fix a crack. This just what I needed. They come as three separate pieces, and I am not sure how you would tape them together and still have it fit in the sound hole. Seems like nice quality. Acrylic so it won't shatter. Certainly better than anything I could find in a hardware store.

4.0

Good tool w/ 2 reasonable limits

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I find it better than a hand held mirror w/ an LED, it certainly shows more of the insides. I found 2 problems with this mirror but have only 1 solution. #1, this folding mirror has 2 inherent "seams", 2 edges where the 3 sections come together inside the guitar. These seams interrupt my view of the inside. #2: It's too big for me to get it inside anything smaller than a dreadnaught guitar. I cannot get it into any classical guitar. Easy solution to that; I just took a hacksaw to it and shortened it. To me this was money well spent and I will continue to use it until someone offers a mirror that can bend & roll to the confines of a guitar box.

1.0

Horrible !

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Verified Buyer


Loved it for first 2 years. Then out of the blue the mirror became foggy. It was always stored in it s original cover and a droor. first i thought it was dirty so i washed it with water. It think it just mirror sticker used that desintegrate...

5.0

The big picture!

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Verified Buyer


Being able to see a much wider panoramic view of the inside of a Martin D28 is a lot better than using one of those little inspection mirrors. Truly give you the "big" picture. Easy to use and handy and all get out! Good idea, good product!

5.0

I Love It!

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combined with a bright light you can see virtually every nook and cranny inside an acoustic guitar. Very useful.

5.0

3-Piece Inspection Mirror

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Verified Buyer


What can you say? Can't work without it.

5.0

Very Helpful

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Verified Buyer


A necessity for working inside a guitar

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