Mike Runyon gave a late 30s Gibson Tenor Guitar some TLC last week. This was another ‘found under the bed’ instrument and it’s now ready and fully playable for the family’s next generation.
This came in with a heavy-duty refinishing job (note the added lacquer is even on the metal parts!) and a trapeze tailpiece was added long ago. It’s likely the tailpiece was added because it was the only way to lower the action as the neck angle changed over the decades.
Mike cleaned up the guitar, set it up and fixed the tuners and it’s now ready to roll for another lifetime.
Around the corner, over in Jim’s area we see a real challenge that pretty much speaks for itself. If anyone can fix it, Jim can. Stay tuned: