Gibson

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Repairing a hole on maple top

An old guitar can tell you a story. The three little holes shown here must have been for a Bigsby tremolo, but what are these two big holes for? They...

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Refinishing and new frets with Gibson-style binding 

This Gibson Les Paul was brought in for re-fretting. The binding on both sides of the fretboard had to be replaced, as the owner asked for a Gibson-style re-fretting. The...

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Restoring vintage 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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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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Repairing a head break with new parts – 2

One of the most common requests at the guitar repair shop is for us to fix a broken guitar neck. Repairing this kind of damage with screws or a wood...

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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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