Binding repair on a '55 Gretsch Roundup

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Issue 188 April 11, 2013


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.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • 1955 Gretsch Roundup with tooled leather accents
  • Heating and stretching old binding
  • Working clean with messy hide glue
  • Hot Tip! The red artist's pencil
  • Mixing color into epoxy: a little goes a long way!

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