In this section you will find my work as a co-worker for the Robberts Guitars:

Levin Jazzguitar full restoration

Classical guitar repairing damaged top

Robberts Solid Acoustic

Creating copy of Jackson model

Note: Only the interesting repairstories will be showed on this site

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Levin Jazzguitar

History 1998

These pictures were taken in the Robberts workshop where I was working at that time

Neck had a bad center crack and I had to remove the fretboard

to glue it back together again.

This neck had a T-bar truss-rod, so no adjustable truss-rod.

And scrape all the finish away.

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Classical guitar repairing damaged top

History 1999

These pictures were taken in the Robberts workshop where I was working at that time

 This classical guitar had a big hole in the top.

I had to make it even bigger to fit in a nice piece.

With the newly fitted piece

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Robberts Solid Acoustic

These pictures were taken in the Robberts workshop where I was working at that time

Here in more detail:

planing the wood for the body

muliple layers of wood will form the body

the sound chambers

bandsawing the outer shape of the body

planing the front of the body in an arch

You need a lot of clamps to glue a piece of highy figured wood to an arched top

Shaping the neckjoint

Fitting the Mahogany neck to the Redwood body

Routing the shape of the headstock

headstock routed

Marking a center line onto the neck, for placement of truss-rod

Routing the truss-rod cavity

All done

Cutting the fret-slots in the hard, but willing Ebony

Gluing the fretboard

Truing up the sides of the neck

Gluing the headstock-veneer

chiseling and shaping the heel

Shaping the heel

Planing the back of the headstock to size

Planing the back of the headstock to size

Roughly shaping the back of the neck

Spraying a coat of finish

The beautiful highly figured redwood back of the guitar

Installing the pickups

Trying it out and make fine setup adjustments.

At The North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague with the

Robberts Brand Guitars I helped making

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Creating copy of Jackson model

History 2000 - 2001

These pictures were taken at the Robberts workshop where I was working at that time

Mahogany neck-blank and Ebony fretboard blank

Cutting the fret-slots in a special fixture.

Truing up the sides of the neck with fretboard glued in place, and the Lime or Basswood body laying in background.

Ebony fretboard glued to the neck and headstock shaped.

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