May 2021

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Removing holes on mahogany top

Over its long life, this guitar had various screw holes made on top to install different bridges and tail pieces to improve the intonation and playability. Also, for better lower...

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Restoring vintage guitar pickguard

Some vintage guitar pickguards attract bids over $3,000. That may seem insane, but, as a matter of fact, the material used to make old pickguards is different from new ones...

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Adding a new heel with vintage finish

Any repair must be done properly the first time, otherwise, it could cost you more in the end than you expect. Besides, a repair will be much more difficult if...

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Creating a new headstock for a five-piece guitar neck

This repair involved the creation of a completely new five-piece headstock. This broken five-piece guitar neck had been repaired previously with fiberglass, which was a very popular technique in the...

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Repairing a broken Gibson headstock 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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