Phy --Previous Message--
I would defiantaly not send it to Gibson, my I 'd send it to someone like Kim Walker in North Stonington CT. That might be a bit more expensive but it will come out with more value
: My mother purchased a Gibson L-00 somewhere
: around 1940, give or take a couple of years.
: Unfortunately, it was not properly stored,
: and the bridge started to break away. She
: had it repaired, a few decades ago, but the
: guy who did the work screwed the bridge to
: the guitar, and it has since started to
: lift, again. Additionally, the guitar top is
: cracked a little around one end of the
: bridge where the bridge started pulling up a
: piece of the top.
: She would love to have it back, in playable
: condition, but there is a question as to the
: value of the guitar and the cost of the
: repair. I have a preliminary estimate of
: about $400 to fix it, but that is only based
: on some pictures that I took.
: I suspect it is best to send the guitar to
: Gibson, in Nashville, for the repairs, if
: they are worth it, but it would be easier to
: take it to a Gibson authorized repair center
: in my area. Is there any difference,
: especially when you look at resale value and
: workmanship? (The first time it was
: repaired, it was obviously not done by an
: authorized Gibson shop, since the bridge was
: screwed to the top of the guitar.
: Other than the bridge and cracked top, the
: guitar is in good shape, and sounds great.
: Any advice or info?