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Thread: VNUD: Lyon & Healy 'Mauna Loa' soprano

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Catskill Mountains, NY


    Quote Originally Posted by hendulele View Post
    Thanks! That may be the culprit. Let's try again ...
    Yes, that works!
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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Raleigh, NC


    UPDATE: Thanks everyone!

    Will the luthier (at High Strung Violins and Guitars in Durham) is confident he can make this guy a fine little player.

    I weighed it on arrival. It's 10.3 ounces ... which means it's severely dehydrated. Helps explain the cracks and the rough fretboard. The neck is a little loose, so it'll need some glue as well. A couple of the strings were gut. No idea how long they'd been on it. The tuners may be fine, as he has a Gibson from the same era (see below) which has its original friction pegs and they're fine.

    Will's taking a vacation for a couple of weeks, during which I'll continue rehydrating it in my case. By then it may be healthy enough for a bit of glue and TLC.

    He has a 1925 Gibson soprano for sale that's absolutely stunning. $500. Mostly original. I'll post a photo when I take the Mauna Loa over for him to do his magic. If it's still there. If you're interested, I'm sure they'd love to hear from you:

    I'll post again when it's ready to head to Durham!
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