Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Extreme Gibson Neck Break
This guitar was broken and repaired (by whom we do not know) before arriving at our shop for a second break along the exact same fracture. Since the joint could not be expected to hold if glued again a laminate is required. Here you can observe the progress. Tim removes about an eighth of an inch of wood (see the glued fracture in the 1st picture) from the back of the headstock and neck (to under the first fret), bends a piece of mahogany, glues the mahogany laminate to the guitar, completes the shaping and then matches the finish to the existing woodwork before reassembling. Ordinarily Tim would end the laminate just below the serial number. This guitar's number, however, had already been compromised.