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What is a 9Stein you ask?

It is a extraordinary instrument invented by Michael Reisenstein and built by Tommy Doyle
to find out more about it click the picture below.
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To date, we have had three of these in our shop for one type of repair or another.
(hard to believe there would actually be three of these in existence)  It is a fascinating instrument
that I wish I could muster up the courage to attempt learning it - the possibilities are tremendous.

Check out the pictures below to see what we had to do on this one

By the way - I could not have completed this job without the invaluable help of Mike Petruccione.
He is the owner of Woodshed Design.  Mike is an Industrial Designer by trade,  My personal tool maker,
an amateur guitarist and a real nice guy.  If he would ever get his web site together I could link you to him
and you could find out more about his services. (the last bit was a hint for Mike)

(Click any picture for a bigger version)

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The original headstock looked like this
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After a misguided attempt at reshaping the peg head, it looked like this.

This is the condition in which we received it.

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The first thing to do was add wood to cover up the taper of the peg head and fill the poorly drilled holes.
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Here the extension of the peg head is being fitted.
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After gluing it is filled to help hide the seams
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the plugs are fit & glued.
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then the whole thing was sanded to accept primer and finish
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Here is a good look at the back.
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New holes were drilled to accept the tuners.
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Another view of the back - this time with the holes drilled properly
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After finishing the headstock looks great.
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Good As New !

The electronics had to be completely re-done

Doesn't sound like a big deal - right?

Wait till you see these pictures !

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