Finish repair Older Tony Rice

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    • #1797
      Joelh
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      Just picked up an 02 (I think) Tony Rice that sounds like heaven but is challenged in the looks department.  Notably there is finish missing, pluued away between the bridge and the sound hole.  There is also some checking radiating out from the bridge.  I think there was a bridge reglue at some point.

       

      I live near Asheville, can anyone recommend a Luther to do some touch up on the finish?  Also what finish is on this guitar?  Thanks, Joel

    • #1799
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Welcome Joel,

      I’m sure our forum will help you here, I mean for me, if it plays in tune and sounds heavenly…don’t touch it. Welcome again

    • #1800
      Hank
      Participant

      When I bought my 1st SC DA-1 it was also challenged …. i sent it back to the Mothership for a makeover and a neck reset.
      If you love the sound and playability and are going to keep the guitar, call Carolyn and send it to Santa Cruz.
      You own a wonderful guitar….It’s worth having a facelift and a setup by those who built it. Just My Humble opinion.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1801
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      A slightly different take on it:  unless the finish wear etc affects the playability of the instrument or otherwise puts it at risk, just play it.  I’ve got a 1991 OM that’s got its fair share of marks etc but it’s because it gets played – and at 27 years old, it’s earned some of its scars – it’s played a lot of shows and has always held up for me, like the trouper it is.

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    • #1803

      Also what finish is on this guitar?  Thanks, Joel

      Santa Cruz Guitars have primarily been finished with nitrocellulose lacquer.

      like stated above. If its not broke no need for fixin.  It’s the guitars that show the wear that most often have the magic tone from hours of playing.

    • #1815
      Joelh
      Participant

      Had an email exchange with Carolyn as she was on the way out of the door for NAMM.  Was surprised at how reasonable the quote for finish repair was.  I am on the schedule for May.  Very impressed with the personal level of customer service with Santa Cruz.   Many other companies could take a lesson.

      • #1816
        Hank
        Participant

        Yep….Ride that horse….if you want to keep the Remuda healthy, you got to run a curry comb through the hide once in awhile.
        Love your instrument and it will love you back !!!


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

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