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by kirtley2012
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Need help fixing splintered Gem lid
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Need help fixing splintered Gem lid

Ive had similar breaks come in on lower end guitars, I managed to persuade the wood back down with gentle use of heat and I wicked CA glue in to the join, if it were a higher end guitar i may not have used CA glue but that was the easier option and kept the job cost effective, but using heat can cau...
by kirtley2012
Mon May 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: Wanted: Palida Luna - Lydia Mendoza
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Wanted: Palida Luna - Lydia Mendoza

Some may know that I'm a luthier by trade, and I specialise in long scale ladder braced 12 string guitars based on the early Stella guitars made by the Oscar Schmidt company and guitars by similar builders of the time, I've been eagerly seeking out early 12 string artists and where possible finding ...
by kirtley2012
Sun May 02, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Two EMG's etc
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Two EMG's etc

They do look like fine machines, I've been very lucky in my short time to acquire 4 Ginn machines (well, 3 ½) so although I would, in time, like one of the larger models, my desire is subdued or distracted, which is lucky for my wallet, like has been said, its a rare opportunity, but I anticipate th...
by kirtley2012
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 511
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: HMV 511

Very nice! I love my 511, and you don't have to deal with the issue I had of re making half of the legs!, in mahogany I think they're one of the prettiest gramophones made.
by kirtley2012
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: UK/European Trader
Topic: For Sale: HMV 130A Table Grand Gramophone - 5A Soundbox
Replies: 1
Views: 384

For Sale: HMV 130A Table Grand Gramophone - 5A Soundbox

I'm selling off a couple of things to raise some funds, amongst them is this great little HMV 130A. It plays great, and is in good all original condition, the 5A soundbox is in great condition, the back is in good shape, there's a couple paint chips but that's all, it has a HMV 32 double spring moto...
by kirtley2012
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: UK/European Trader
Topic: Set of 6 10” 78 rpm record albums
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Set of 6 10” 78 rpm record albums

Set of 6 record albums, all plain green, each holding 10 records

£20 the set plus postage
by kirtley2012
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Expert 2-Spring soundbox on UK eBay.
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Expert 2-Spring soundbox on UK eBay.

I think there's a huge "horses for courses" thing about this and I find I can barely generalise at all. If I really had to pick one soundbox above them all (several each of EMG & Expert 2-spring & 4-spring, leaving aside the earlier type EMGs, and all in a good state of tune) it w...
by kirtley2012
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Expert Audio-Player for auction in UK.
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Expert Audio-Player for auction in UK.

Sold for £5,500, not to me, I didn't want one that much!, shows it was a fine example though.
by kirtley2012
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: For Sale: 2 very colourful 78 rpm children’s records - £10
Replies: 0
Views: 255

For Sale: 2 very colourful 78 rpm children’s records - £10

2 very colourful children’s 78s, with their correct sleeves, one translucent splatter, one opaque, in what I can only think to refer to as clown vomit vinyl £10 the pair, plus postage 3CA9D662-C010-4AB0-8365-718CE5444CEA.jpeg 5B594E73-141A-431D-BE48-7AFF1CBDAFBF.jpeg D128CE91-47A6-43B5-AA6F-B1C89F6D...