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Yamaha FG-300 Minor Repairs
Phil sent me a second FG300, which I examined for any anomalies that it might exhibit. Phil knew of the missing material on the top, and missing covers on the backs of the tuning machines. But anything else identified herein was not written in the listing when he purchased it.
AS RECEIVED 12-16-2013:

ABOVE: Photo 1 shows the missing material that was probably pulled out when the top was sanded, or when the pick-guard was removed for refinishing. See Photos 18 and 19 for the repair.

ABOVE: Photo 2 shows an abrasion on the top part of the pick guard.

ABOVE: Photo 3 shows a small gouge out of the pick guard adjacent to the sound hole. It may actually be a burn.

ABOVE: Photo 4 shows the bulging aft of the bridge in the top. It was pretty significant, until the strings were loosened--leading me to believe that there must be a loose brace inside.

ABOVE: Photo 5 shows a small line of blue paint on the headstock.

ABOVE: Photo 6 shows two of the tuner covers missing.

ABOVE: Photo 7 shows a scratch that was not described in the listing but hard to see. It is very small, but since it is through the finish, it should be sealed..


ABOVE: Photo 8 shows a place in the finish, when refinished, where the top layer of wood was sanded through to the underneath laminate layer.

ABOVE: Photo 9 shows a series of scratches on the back near the bottom of the guitar.

ABOVE: Photo 10 was taken to show the lines near the bridge where the new finish was applied. This is not unusual to see on a guitar that has been re-finished without removing the bridge.

ABOVE: Photo 11 shows the same brace--trying to capture a the separated brace. Photo 14 shows the repaired brace.

ABOVE: Photo 12 of the adjustable bridge--removed only to show its intricacy. Similar in function and design to a Gibson Tune-O-Matic, but not interchangeable.
ABOVE: Photo 13 shows another brace on the opposite side of the bridge with separation, Photo 17 shows the repaired brace. 
January 19, 2014
In reality the above last photo (13) was taken 1-19-2014 after using an improved method for taking internal photos. So the repair of this (below) was also taken same date.

ABOVE: Photo 14 shows the first brace repaired.

ABOVE: Photo 15 shows the second brace (the one with gauze covering it) clamped (from the top view) drying.

ABOVE: Photo 16 shows the brace re-glued and clamped (inside) drying.

ABOVE: Photo 17 shows the second brace repair completed. on 1/20, I will re-string the guitar.

ABOVE: Shown from the side, Photo 18 shows the repaired top where there was a large piece of wood missing. Repairs of this type are hard to hide completely. This one came out good.

ABOVE: Shown from the top, Photo 19 again shows the repaired top See Photo 1 for the "Before" condition.

ABOVE: In Photo 20, I am examining the brace I just glued. The guitar is now ready to reassemble--which I will do tomorrow (January 20).

TO BE CONTINUED...All that remains is re-mounting the bridge, and strings. Then ready to ship back to the owner (waiting for some improved weather).