|This is the final result of months of shop work. The back is glued back on to the sides of the body, and the profile is correct. We didn't have to trim any wood away from the original back pieces, and every original piece of wood that was on the guitar was saved and reused with the exception of the braces as noted earlier.
The next set of pages for this article will feature the top restoration complete with inlay work and the neck restoration. The neck arrived in five separate pieces. No better than the rest of the guitar.
Keep coming back to the site for updates on the 1834 Martin restoration! As always, thanks for hanging out on our site and spending some time here. Hopefully you learned something, and enjoyed yourself.
Tim @ Superior Guitar Works