I'm restoring a 1950-60's St George Classique guitar and can't find any information about the guitar.There are photo's posted of the guitar in my group Resto-Mod guitars if they would help.ThanksContinue
I would open this group to invite all the garage restorers,modernizers and just plain hands on enthusiasts who have acomplished the task of personalizing or restoring their own guitar to show us and brag a bit about their journey to revival. WelcomeSee More
"Mine only says Gibson on the front and cost me $25.00 but on the plus side it is the most remarkably soft material LOL.If it says Gibson what more do you have to say.If you gotta explain they won't understand anyway."
"My Seagull Godin 5th Ave. acoustic electric arch top.Light weight ,great factory set up so easy to play with harmonics and duration that weakens me.I play it unplugged even though I have a great Fender amp.I'm only a beginner but this guitar…"
Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Less than 1 year
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Godin 5th ave - Canada
Fender 2010 12 String
EKO 1950's - Italian
Harmony - Classical 1975
Teisco Del Ray - Classical 1975 - Japan
Kay 1960'S - USA
Yamaha CJ838S 1997
Framus 1960's - German
Silvertone 1967 - USA
St George Classique - Classical 1960's - USA
Hi Robert thanks for the welcome and the comments about my small collection of guitars. I hope it grows some in the future. :-)
I'm watching the classifieds and eBay for a guitar to do my first fixer upper project, so I'll be a newbie when I do get one to work on. I've done a lot of woodwork and formica\laminate work in the past but nothing compared to restoring and working on guitars.
Check out my group Small Body Guitars sometime if you get a chance.
I'm in Florida as well up in Pensacola. I worked a year in Tampa and a year in St. Pete back in the 70s. Love that area especially Treasure Island where I lived back then.
Thanks Robert. I agree that patience is probably the most important thing. I also have an old Silvertone that had the saddle glued in (it's a Harmony product too) and I was a little too hurried resulting in a shattered bridge with only about half of it actually out of the saddle when I gave up on it for a while. I'll look into the informational resources you gave me. Thanks again.
Just this weekend, I traded for a Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II - check it out in the "Seagull Spoken Here" group. Come join us - this group is for all Godins - well, at least the acoustics and acoustic/electrics - Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Art & Lutherie, Norman, and LaPatrie. The 5th Avenue is probably the only Godin that "qualifies", since it is a real acoustic hollowbody archtop to begin with...which "flavor" of the 5th Avenue do you have?