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While sanding and doing the final touches on the classical guitar, I changed my mind about the type of finish I am going to put on it. Originally I was just going to do a spray on, water-based lacquer, but I’m honestly not a fan of acoustics having a gloss finish. I have a Taylor acoustic that is a flat finish and I think it is beautiful. Also, even though I have some equipment to do spray finishes I don’t have all the equipment and I just don’t have an adequate spray area. My shop is in my home (for now) and while that is the case I do not want myself or anyone else to have to breathe in spray fumes. I decided this time to experiment with “Tru-oil.” It’s meant for gun stock finishing but I’ve seen quite a few luthiers finish their guitars with this. I have personally never used it and that is another reason I decided on this type of finish. Since this project as a whole is an experiment, I might as well finish it with experimental finishes. That said, I ordered the “Tru-oil” and it is supposed to arrive next week. I’ll try to post progress as I apply it.


Classical Guitar as of today. {that is just paper on the soundboard, don’t worry it won’t stay ;)}
















The other week I posted about a possible guitar restoration project. Turns out a friend of mine has a guitar that has been ruined over the years and gave it to me to attempt a restoration. Once again before I attempt anything I want to get some history on this guitar before I rip it to pieces. I do know it’s a silver tone and I also have the serial number. However I had no luck searching for the serial number online. Can anyone help with this? The serial number is 2293II710 (as best I can tell) and is also posted below.

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Silvertone Guitar


The player side “f” hole is cracked and pushed in from the pressure of the bridge.


Good view of the crack here.


The shop is starting to fill with projects!


Silvertone serial number