Friday, 29 October 2010
Would you like a Franco sticker?
Edith: And it's right here, no varnish, all pulled off. Jordi is frightfully sorry.
Luthier Elvis: Easy. We can replace the scratchboard with a thin veneer of wood or a sheet of plastic or completely revarnish the top part of the body.
Edith: It just came off in his hands and he was being really careful.
Luthier Elvis: We can't just revarnish the affected area. It would have to be the whole top. Somewhat more expensive but it would restore it to the original condition.
Edith: It's not as if he was tugging it off. He says if you stick anything on a guitar it dampens the sound.
Luthier Elvis: Well, actually that's true, although in this case it's a minimum amount.
Edith: And then crrraaaarckkkk, it all just pulled away and the varnish came off.
Luthier Elvis: Or we could put on a sticker of Franco?
(Beat, two, three four)
Edith: I beg your pardon? Franco?
Luthier Elvis: Yeah, funny guy. I grew up with him. Short guy, short legs, silly moustache. Bossy fellow. You could put a sticker of him on your guitar.
Edith: I don't think so.
Luthier Elvis: Verneer or varnish then?