Saturday, June 22, 2013 @8:08:52 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @10:11:34 AM
Just got one of these last weekend, it has been sitting, unplayed, in various attics at full tension for 48 years. Needless to say, it is not as nice looking as yours. I see we even both have the same pokey looking headstock, really cool. I especially love the refined braces inside, way cool.
If you don't mind checking, just how flat are the top and back on your Cromwell, so that I can start to set a baseline for how much mine needs to be adjusted?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @12:31:21 PM
That old, featherweight Gibson factory wood is special -- worth working on. When I lay a straightedge parallel to the neck and flat on the top, the deflection at the other end of the top is about 1/4" on the bass side and maybe a little bit more on the treble side. Pretty close to that on the back, too. Maybe a tad more. Bear in mind that mine has been x-braced by David Sheppard in NC a few years ago. Certainly worth talking with David if you want an evaluation of options. Good luck! -- Howard
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