Oahu 66K(?) Full Size Lap Guitar V-brace Restoration(162)
Like new hard shell case optional - add $95 (our cost)
Neck was reset.
Back was removed, braces removed, new V- pattern braces installed.
Since I have never owned, heard or played one of these, I have no idea whether this sounds good. I think it sounds great,
but this is entirely due to lack of experience. This is one of the larger Oahu lap steel acoustics. I believe, but cannot
verify that this is a 66K deluxe. It certainly is nicer with better quality materials by far than the next smaller size.
Finish is consistent throughout. The images show some odd light reflections, but this is only light. There are no odd color areas,
excepting small scratches. Only the top is refinished. Back and sides are original finish.
As usual, satisfaction is guaranteed. Returns allowed per our warranty.
- Bracing - V-pattern premium quarter sawn tapered Sitka spruce.
- Pin Bridge - Indian Rosewood
- Bridge plate - Premium rock maple
- Saddle - Vintage bone
- Nut - Vintage bone
- Bridge Pins - Ivoroid - Galalith (4965-S)
- End pin - Ivoroid - Galalith 4965-EP
- Tuners - New upgraded Stewmac (2503-N)
- Neck - Mahogany square neck
- Top - Solid Mahogany
- Back and sides - Solid mahogany
- Frets - all original untouched
- Fret board wood - unknown.
- Truss Rod - none
- Top - There was one bad crack to the north west of the bridge. This is comprehensively repaired. Rest of top is excellent.
Due to V-bracing top is dead flat. There is one bad 1 inch binding area near the fret board extension.
- Back binding was replaced with ivoroid binding. This no longer matches the lovely checker binding around the top.
- Body - Two cracks in back, stable. Many small dings and small finish imperfections. No significant scratches.
- Gear head back and face are very good.
- Neck - Very good. No significant problems.
Please note: many sellers do not accept returns. We do. We are all about customer satisfaction.
This is a well restored lap top acoustic that you will want to keep and play for years.
Moonlightluthiers - Have pick will travel.