This Washburn Parlor guitar was inexpertly repaired years ago by the owner, when he was a young boy. He received the guitar from his grandfather who originally owned and played it. Mass Street Music Repair Shop Manager Mike Horan shares what work he’s been doing on this rare one….
I had to take this parlor almost completely apart to remove the badly reglued joints. I installed a new bridgeplate and several braces to replace the original (destroyed) small Spruce bridgeplate.
The back and sides on this are beautiful Brazilian Rosewood. I’ve reglued all the back braces and glued countless cracks and even spliced in a piece of wood. The back is about to go back on and be refinished.
(We’ll post more photos when Mike is done resuscitating this beauty!)