Batuque… more pictures from before restoration

The loose back braces were the biggest issue and needed to be fixed. Some of the cosmetic issues were really not critical. Although the broken bindings were. Because of the damage to the bindings, I decided to replace them, and take off the back, repair/reglue the loose braces, make and install new bindings, and then finish the guitar.

The following pictures are from before the restoration on Batuque was started, back in March. I’ll post some”after” pictures soon, I just wanted to show the condition when the guitar arrived. (Although this guitar has had some rough use, I’m happy to see that over the last 16 years, it appears to have had alot of use, and that is a good thing.)

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Luthier in the northwest of the Northwest. Classical guitars, custom instruments, repairs and restorations.
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