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Carl Arcand

Submitted by darkhall on 1/5/2017

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I acquired this Ludwig art standard as a brass pot and resonator only at a flea market 40 years ago for 15 dollars one knew what i was [i did ]...Recently i was able to have a neck made .i tracked down Carl Arcand through this site and shipped it off to Quebec from B.C. .it took about 2 months with various updates and pictures during the process .my photo o this site has a pic of the front and in pictures i show the back .The neck is American  black walnut  with some dyed laminations .the fingerboard is Ebony as well as the headstock  veneer .there is a truss rod accessible by the  neck heel  which preserves its vintage look .he did mother of pearl inlays and was even able to find some of the hardware that was needed in his existing vintage stock .he repaired some missing wood [beautifully ] and finished with 10 coats of tru-oil 

Thank you Carl for an outstanding job give an instrument such as this its voice back is nothing short of a resurrection . it sings clear ,sustaining  ,and bright    David Emerson hall 

Overall Rating: 9

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