Probably the only step I actually look forward to in an acoustic guitar neck reset is covering my tracks and hiding the tiny hole I drilled to steam apart the neck for repair. The original bridge was toast so it made perfect donor wood.
Vintage acoustic guitar restoration. A ton of work goes into the parts no one will ever see
Cracked ebony bridge repair
Acoustic brace repairs
Refretting with the Stewmac Jaws Fret Pres
Gibson Les Paul broken headstock repair, with backstrap overlay of new Mahogany wood and lacquer finish touch up.
Repair of a badly cracked and split mahogany back on this rare, vintage 1950’s Guild M20 acoustic with a thin spline and finish touchup.
In house wound FSC vintage spec pickups and wiring harness
Just some cool guitars in for maintenance
Ebony fingerboard crack repairs and fret dress.
This acoustic guitar (the maker will not be outed here) left the factory with a mess of epoxy and very poor top to bridge contact. It came in for a typical lifting bridge repair, but we found a mess inside. Ended up removing all the epoxy, clearing and leveling the spruce top for inlay of a new flat matching spruce patch. Then finally reglued the bridge with hide glue. Better than ever now.
Larrivée crack and brace repairs.
Brace re-glue, internal shot.
Original pre CBS Fender 1962 Stratocaster – the real ’62 Strat
Repair of a badly damaged Gibson acoustic top. The break here was particularly nasty. It was repaired with a new tecnique I’ve been using in my recent work involving CNC technology in addition to more traditional luthier techniques.
Plugging and touching up a tiny drilled hole on this Mandolin back
Original vintage 1963 Fender Strat in for some repair work (!!!)
Filing a new bone string nut
1963 original vintage Fender Stratocaster and Jaguar necks in for repairs.
Original vintage Fender 1962 Jazzmaster in for a setup – not a reissue.
Customer wanted a handmade bone copy of his original machined saddle. Mine is the one in front, made to 0.001″ tolerance length and thickness of original, but corrected height for better action and intonation on mine.
Yet another broken Gibson headstock repair
Introducing our new CNC router! Very excited.
Just in for a setup, but I had to photo this beauty.
Rosewood fretboard before and after. Cleaning, conditioning , and some fret work.
Repairing the worn out bridge plate holes, using the wonderful Bridge Saver tool from Stewmac.
Wiring mod, coil tap options added to this Fender Jazzmaster with Humbuckers
We will restore your new or vintage guitar with extreme care
Martin loose brace and cracked mahogany back repair.
Grafting new spruce (and touch up blend) on the sound hole of this old Larrivée acoustic.
Loose acoustic bridge removal / re-glue
Repairing and plugging the damaged sides of this 1950s Martin 00-18. Someone thought it was a good idea to drive a hole into the side.
Repair of a badly damaged Martin acoustic back. It was repaired with a new tecnique I’ve been using in my recent work involving CNC technology in addition to more traditional luthier techniques.
New bone string nut for a Gibson bass guitar
Repair of a nasty side split on this all Mahogany Martin.
1950s Martin acoustics in for restorations: D-18 and 000 models.
Acoustic structural repairs