Fixing a Little Martin Guitar - Repairing High-Pressure Laminate (HPL)

Repairing the HPL on a Little Martin guitar (Model LXM).

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Comment by Daniel Hulbert on July 14, 2019 at 11:39pm

Yeah, this line of guitars is pretty interesting.  Martin has been experimenting with a few untraditional materials like this HPL and Richlite bridges and fingerboards. 

Comment by Richard Sundberg on July 14, 2019 at 2:19pm

Good information video! My shop includes super glue and duct tape. And a hammer when that doesn’t work! Guitar sounds amazing!

Comment by Taffy Evans on July 14, 2019 at 12:33am

Hi, I have repaired some Martins where the bridge and fingerboard are not even timber. 

Taff

Comment by Uncle John on July 13, 2019 at 10:07pm

Nice save of the little Martin.  It sounds great in your hands.   Good video and info.  People used to say regarding guitars, "If it ain't wood, it ain't good."

I think the HPL material Martins have gone some distance in disproving that.    They sound good.

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