Gibson ES125 Tune-Up

Dr. John has collected this beautiful ES-125 (a Gibson Electric Spanish guitar with an MSRP of $125 back when it was produced) but it sounded as if it were underwater. Could the Unbrokenstring Crew toss it a life saver?   This instrument is in collectable condition, with all original hardware. The finish is finely-checked as…

New Luna Ukulele Is Bent Out Of Shape

Sophie’s aunt wanted to do something to further her niece’s continuing education and eventual career in music therapy.  This nice Luna ukulele was a thoughtful gift.  Unfortunately, there were many dead notes.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew bring those notes back to life? Inside the bag is a ukulele, some picks, a tuner, and an instructional…

Epiphone PR-5E Acoustic Gets New Electronics

This wonderful instrument was rescued from an abandoned house.  It sounded good acoustically, so the new owner asked if the Unbrokenstring Crew could repair the electronics and get it playable again?  Let’s get to work! This instrument is only a few years old, purchased and then cast aside.   An online source for specialty guitar…

Jasmine Classical Guitar Needs a Setup

Sophia’s classical guitar had developed a buzzing string.  Perhaps the humidity changes had changed the geometry of the instrument.  She immediately called The Unbrokenstring Crew to take a look at it! This instrument has a truss rod, something a little out of the ordinary for classical guitars.   This is an Indonesian instrument, with lots…

Luna Gypsy Spalted Acoustic Guitar Needs Fretwork

Sophia of “Pretty In Punk” purchased this guitar new, but it was almost unplayable. Could the Unbrokenstring Crew get this beautiful instrument in shape? Nearly every fret was higher or lower than the one next to it.  To mask the problem, the action was very high. We straightened the neck itself so that it was…

Breedlove 12 String Breaks Strings

I saw Leo Kottke in concert on a Thursday evening in 1975.  The next day, I gave up on the guitar solely because I felt so overwhelmed by his talent and felt unworthy to ever touch a guitar again. Confronting my sick, twisted fears from that traumatic experience included resuming my music studies thirty-five years…

Plato de Golpeado On Highly-Figured Wood

While lost in conversation with a friend, I picked up this guitar and started playing a few scales. The guitar was FANTASTIC!  Had I not been distracted, I never would have picked up such a presumptuous, pimped-out guitar. But this guitar will replace my stolen Rogue RD-80 acoustic. I’m not too proud to show off…

Gibson C-0 Classical Guitar Fret Dress

An interesting tool came in the mail from the good folks at Grizzly Tools. This file is polished smooth, with two quarter-round concave file surfaces on opposing corners. It can be used as an alternative to the traditional fret dressing file. Let’s try it out on my 1968 Gibson C-0 classical guitar, that was cleaned…

Yamaha G240 Classical Guitar Refurb

Donny mentioned that this beautiful 1970s era Yamaha needed a set of strings.  Turns out, it could use a little TLC.  The Unbrokenstring Crew steps up to the plate to bring this classical guitar up to speed!   Intended as a student guitar, these wonderful old Yamaha guitars rival many medium priced guitars found today.…