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 Post subject: Restoring a 1958 325
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Restoration of a 1958 Rickenbacker 325. 5 serial numbers away from Lennon's.....

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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:01 pm 
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Lucky you, but gee it's going to have to been a careful restoration.
Are you doing it yourself or with help?

Those old worn out guitar aren't worth the trouble! :lol: ;)

If you send it to me I'll take care of all of it for you so you don't have to worry one bit! :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:36 pm 
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No, I didn't do it. William Young restored it. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:42 pm 
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JohnWilliams wrote:
No, I didn't do it. William Young restored it. :P



Was it in bad condition prior to restoration? I've had a few vintage pieces restored by a top luthier, and wow it was a joy to see them again. A lot of planning went into the restoration to keep the guitars vintage integrity but also have an instrument that sound great and plays perfectly. It can cost a pretty sum to get it done well! But it gives you a great feeling to have conserved a vintage piece. Yes you must know and use a luthier that you can trust or comes highly recommended.

Your guitar has Mojo all over it lucky you.

Some POL ( Proof of life photos would be good)!


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
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Thanks, JohnWilliams, for posting this. I was mezmerized by restoration process, the most excellent work by Wm. Young, and, of course, the beautiful end result, that beautiful guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
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Silly me , now I've clicked on your link all is revealed. Amazing restoration work thanks for sharing the process. It has some serious ''cred'' that axe of yours, you must handle it with so much care.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
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Fantastric!

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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
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WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
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The late Danish/American entertainer Victor Borge used to ask the audience: What's the difference between a violin and a viola (bratsch)... the answer: The bratsch burns longer... :o) In case of old guitars even more heat would come out of the fireplace from a guitar :o)

He also said: My father played violin in the Royal Danish Philharmonics for 40 years... my mother my mother could hardly recognize him when he came home :o) (but that's another story)


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a 1958 325
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Wait til you see V83......:-)


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