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7) Once that last brace was fixed, I was able to piece together the
rest - except for one little piece.
8) I whittled some of the spruce until it fit like an inlay.
9) The last piece in place!
10) I used low-tack tape and repair magnets to reveal the exact
location of the bracing and bridge pad, so I could make patches of .03"
maple veneer to fit between the marked areas.
11) Each patch got its own caul.
12) I glued patches in one at a time, waiting for the glue to dry on
each before moving to the next.
Next, I'll patch missing chips in the finish, blend in a little clear
lacquer, and see how the repair looks after sanding.
Dan Erlewine has been repairing guitars for more than 40 years. He is the author of
three books, dozens of magazine articles, and has produced instructional videotapes
and DVDs on guitar repair. Since 1986, Erlewine has lived and worked in Athens, Ohio,
as part of the R&D team for Stewart-MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply. You can contact
Dan at dan@stewmac.com.

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