Got a call about a guitar with a couple of loose braces, looks like seven to me! This is a late 50s to early 60s Stella tenor guitar, four strings tuned to CGDA, mandolin style. The back was so loose it came right off with a flat blade, starting today to restore this USA made classic, to be continued...
Lots to do!
Gluing the fretboard tongue.
All done, plays like a big mandolin, sounds like a guitar!