January 2021

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Repairing a head break with a new section

This is the ES175, one of the most popular full hollow-body guitars made by Gibson. The part where the neck meets the head is the weakest spot on the whole...

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Making a double-neck guitar from a guitar and bass

The owner wanted to make a double-neck guitar using a midi bass and a Stratocaster model by Peavey. The control unit from the Strat was relocated near the waist of...

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Making a bass endpin for an electric bass guitar

This is not really a showpiece, but just one example of some of the modification ideas that musicians come up with. The owner was originally an upright bass player, so...

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Duplicating original fancy bridge from a picture

Before repair After repair Restoration of the bridge, pickguard, and soundboard. Description of main repair work: - Removing the pickguard - Removing the bridge and making a new one -...

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Replacing soundhole edge of vintage guitar

Before repair After repair This photo shows a very common type of damage: the edge of the sound hole has been worn down by picking. If you're on a tight...

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