It’s not often that a luthier has the opportunity to work on a pre-war Martin. This little 1932 Parlor 0-18 came to the shop in very rough condition. It took a tumble down some stairs, resulting in a long crack in the treble side of the body and several smaller cracks. In addition to this damage the guitar had several issues including a very bad neck angle. The wood and the finish were extremely dry and fragile, but hey- this guitar is 80 years old! I did the work for a family friend (the guitar belonged to her grandfather) and the goal was to make the guitar playable and to restore the structural integrity while keeping the cost as affordable as possible. Check out the photo gallery below for photos of the work.
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