#1. Let’s start conversion: destruction derby

Recently I mentioned that I have found my very first guitar and I’m going to give her a new life. It seems I’m already quite deep into the process 🙂

Originally, that was a 7-string guitar made in USSR. I have no idea how old is that but I got it when I was about 15. So, it’s at least 25 years old but my bet is that it’s a bit older, around 30 probably.

I have no idea what it’s made of though I suppose the top is spruce. That’s how the wood look like and spruce was/is quite popular and cheap wood in Russia. I’m not sure of that though.

Anyway, I decided to convert it to a resonator (dobro-style) guitar. I watched tens of movies on YT related to that so I decided to give it a go. I wrote previously that it was in excellent condition – “not even a scratch” – and that’s true, meaning that it’s exactly as it was back when I lost it first. It doesn’t mean though that it wasn’t damaged. It was, badly. And back than I tried to fix it, knowing absolutely nothing about guitars. Now, I know something tho 🙂

That said, the first step was to disassemble it entirely. So I did 🙂