Thursday, September 11, 2008
yeah, the owner knows it's silly
This instrument (shown in its detached plumage) presented with a severe case of neck to headstock delamination. The join at the top of the original yellow neck where wood meets acrylic was like a science textbook image of a slip fault, just on a smaller scale. Plate tectonics notwithstanding, the challenge of separating and reattaching the acrylic with the wood would have been too great a financial burden to justify the repair. We chose to "drop ten and punt" (thanks Vince Lombardi) and ordered up a replacement neck from the manufacturer. Sadly, they were out of yellow acrylic. Permanently. Happily, the owner has an appreciation of the absurd and opted for the two-tone approach.