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05-12-2012 11:57 AM
bobperry
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

gfh:
I called Larrivee and I have decided to ship it back to them for the repair. I want it done right.
05-11-2012 11:41 PM
chip
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I have a beautiful Larivee but the bridge has a crack running through all the string holes.
I have to send it back for repair. I suppose I could buy the bridge ($200) and glue it on myself but I'm totally inept with any tool so I would always be in doubt of my repair. And, I'd be terrified trying to remove the existing bridge. I just have a problem with mailing off my nice guitar.
For a guitar that expensive, I'd definitely take it to a pro. Either Larrivee or a local luthier.
05-11-2012 10:04 PM
bobperry
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

I have a beautiful Larivee but the bridge has a crack running through all the string holes.
I have to send it back for repair. I suppose I could buy the bridge ($200) and glue it on myself but I'm totally inept with any tool so I would always be in doubt of my repair. And, I'd be terrified trying to remove the existing bridge. I just have a problem with mailing off my nice guitar.
05-11-2012 02:49 PM
chip
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

Yes, a normal guitar bridge is glued on, though not with epoxy or CA...it's better to use a reversible glue like aliphatic resin (e.g., Titebond) or hide glue so that the bridge can be worked on in the future without ripping the top apart.

Who knows with a travel guitar though. There's a lot of low-end stuff in that market, and I guess anything is possible. There are some old Gibsons out there with bolted-on bridges, which is abstractly a terrible idea, IMO.
05-11-2012 01:46 PM
bobperry
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

Carl:
Shouldn't the bridge be glued on? You want a very solid joint between the bridge and the top of the guitar. That's how the sound gets to the body. I'm no luthier but I think I am right. Can't imagine how a bridge could be pinned on.
05-11-2012 01:41 PM
carl762
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

Oh no, a pin that holds the bridge on the little travel guitar is starting to separate from the body. The hole enlarged over time. Not sure if I should use Satan's Glue or Epoxy to fix this.
05-11-2012 12:37 PM
JoeDiver
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
....This one gal played a violin and I have seen a harmonica. Never heard the harmonica play, honestly. We quickly left the anchorage. There are some things that just don't mix with alcohol and sunsets.....
??? Guess that depends on where you are and who's playing? I understand that maybe bagpipes, an oboe, a bassoon and a tuba might not mix well with alcohol and sunsets...but guitar, harmonica and violin can go together particularly well....as long as you call the violin a fiddle.....

Personally, some of the best sunset/camping jams have been just that: Guitar, Harmonica, Violin.....bluegrass jammin at it's finest. Even mix in an accordion on occasion and you've got the makings of Cajun Bug Boil to go down in history!

Sitting around the camp fire, beautiful sunset, adult beverages in abundance....and a serious jam.
05-11-2012 11:21 AM
fsp421
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

I keep a Martin mini aboard our vessel Sugar Magnolia.

The pleasure of strummin a few tunes on deck at sunset is the crowning moment for a great day sailing.

Always handy for impromtu jam sessions. With a boat with our name one must be prepared.

Fred Polaniecki
SV Sugar Magnolia
Long Island Sound
2001 Benetau 381
05-11-2012 11:04 AM
travlineasy
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
I'll let you meet her first. My wife will stand up and sing wonderfully in church, esp in choir, but you will also find she is very shy and avoids a spot light. Good gal. Too good for me. ANyways, it may take some Cabo Wabo to get her up there in front of a crowd.

Look forward to meeting you. What is your ETA?

Brian
With luck, if the weather holds, I hope to be there by November 1.

Cheers,

Gary
05-11-2012 09:49 AM
Cruisingdad
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

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Originally Posted by MikeinLA View Post
I still have the '68 Gibson Southern Jumbo that I bought when I was 16. I've been playing for almost 44 years now, but in truth I think I've actually only played the first 4 years 11 times. Time has given me a semi-bum right shoulder, so the jumbo is hard to wrap my arm around now, along with my Martin D-41. Playing around the house I use a Takamine nylon string or a Martin OMC Aura. I got a Little Martin to play on the boat. The Jimmy Buffett edition with the palm trees and sailboat on the front. What else?

Mike
Love the D-41. Great sound!!

I played a GPACA1 and really liked it. Was a tough call between that and the Taylor 841.

The neck on my Takamine finally warped up and became a great campfire guitar. THe upper frets are fine but anything about 6-8+ has way too much action. It is fixable, but not price-wise for that guitar.

With all these musicians, don't you know we could have one heck of a raft up!

Brian
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