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How did they paint necks black in 19th cent.
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Hello folks,I'm just wondering... how did they paint the necks black, back in 19th cent. on early romantic guitars? How would you restore such an instrument?Thanks for your ideas,M.…Continue

Tags: neck, black, pain, guitar, romantic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Forrester Mar 1, 2014.

 

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Marek Cupak replied to Daniel Shoskes's discussion Lute to Romantic Guitar
"Hi Daniel, congrats to your new instrument! I'm not a lutenist coming to guitar, but going to be a guitarist coming to a vihuela in two weeks :-) I've used footstool a lot in the far past. Tried a guitar support and a strap in the end.…"
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Marek Cupak replied to Robert Barto's discussion Stopping basses in Sor
"Hi there,my suggestion is, if the note is fretted, try just releasing it. If it is an open string, damp either with right hand (usually thumb), or use any free left hand finger.When damping with RH thumb, I prefer to do so with its tip (just plant…"
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Peter Forrester replied to Marek Cupak's discussion How did they paint necks black in 19th cent.
"I was originally frustrated by the difficulties of using a spirit varnish on a complex arrangement of surfaces like a cittern, and slower drying oil varnish seemed to have possibilities. Through FoMRHI I heard of William Fulton's use of…"
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