- (Crack Repairs) Serious crack repairs on an aged property allowing water ingres. Fully repaired and guaranteed.
- A stringed musical instrument with a fretted fingerboard, typically incurved sides, and six or twelve strings, played by plucking or strumming with the fingers or a plectrum
- a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
- (guitarist) a musician who plays the guitar
- The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number but sometimes more, are attached.
No longer broke as a joke
An old guitar that has seen some hard times I got working again as a gift for a friend. It's a HyoStar clone of the Gibson Dove guitar made probably in the late 70s. When I found it the neck was broken in two, it was covered in garage scum, and was getting rained on.
The first thing was a solid cleaning. Inside it was rank enough to induce dry heaves. Then I glued the neck back together, being careful not to get glue on the truss rod.
I then had to replace the tuning machines (one was smashed), bridge pegs (so brittle one crumbled), and strings, touched up the more obvious rough spots, and sanded then lightly stained the length of the neck to get some uniformity and smoothness where the glue and sanding had worn through the neck while I worked on it.
It seems to hold tune and play pretty well, but my roommate said it has a pretty wide neck and would be best suited for "cowboy chords". I'm giving it to a friend who seems pretty stoked to have it.
As it is with many antique guitars this one was plagued with a series of bad repairs, misaligned parts, cracks with glue as gap closures, missing purfling, inlays and a a really bad refret job.