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.…

Quick Output Jack Tune-up On Martin X Custom

Near the top of the heap of all acoustic guitars available today (yes, I know, I’m a Gibson Guy) is the Martin X Custom. This beautiful specimen had a loose output jack and was suffering from a low battery.  Let’s take a look! The gang at Jealous Creatures use this guitar for songwriting and performing. …

Gibson C-O Classical Guitar Update

Gibson Guitars produced a half-dozen or so classical guitar models from 1957 to 1971.  By classical guitar, I imply acoustic guitar with nylon strings, a two inch wide neck, round sound hole, and a flat or nearly flat soundboard and back.  Here’s a time capsule, from my childhood: On a cold winter’s night in 2013,…

Rogue RD80 – STOLEN – Setup and Product Review

  The Rogue product line is the ‘house brand’ of a large nation-wide guitar outlet chain.  These guitars are designed in S. Korea and built in China, intended to be a low-price entry-level guitar.   This particular guitar, a dreadnaught RD80, was a scratch-n-dent guitar, previously owned for a short time by a local school’s…