Just got back from the luthiers with my old 51 C-1. Brought her back home th same day with sad news. It seems she's just too far gone. I kind of halfway expected it, but was hoping for the best. The plys have delaminated underneath the bass bar. The bass bar has fallen under the back half of the body, and has approx 1/2 of the plys of the top still attached to it. My guy was unwilling to tackle restoring the top. Said he would put on a new top, but that'd be 600-700, and I said whats the use, might as well buy a new one and get new back, sides and neck if I was gonna have to put a new top on this one. Plus, the delamination problem will likely continue with the back and sides. Its allready chipped up pretty bad. Determined was just not gonna be worth sinking the money into her. I'm gonna keep playing her till she becomes completly unplayable while saving for a new plywood bass. Guess she'll have to become a wall hanger at some point, soon as I can save up. Goodby old girl, you served me well for 13 years.