Replacing cheap plastic string nut with bone for improved tone and sustain.
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.
Fender 1964 Duosonic refret
Wiring mod, coil tap options added to this Fender Jazzmaster with Humbuckers
Grafting new spruce (and touch up blend) on the sound hole of this old Larrivée acoustic.
Loose acoustic bridge removal / re-glue
1950s Martin acoustics in for restorations: D-18 and 000 models.
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.
Gibson Les Paul broken headstock repair, with backstrap overlay of new Mahogany wood and lacquer finish touch up.
Just some cool guitars in for maintenance
Repairing the worn out bridge plate holes, using the wonderful Bridge Saver tool from Stewmac.
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.
Ebony fingerboard crack repairs and fret dress.
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.
Beautiful Bird’s Eye Maple on this Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster. In for a setup and fret level.
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.
Fender line up in for repairs
Brace re-glue, internal shot.
Another old timer on the bench for restoration work.
Martin loose brace and cracked mahogany back repair.
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.
Original vintage Fender 1962 Jazzmaster in for a setup – not a reissue.
Larrivée crack and brace repairs.
Plugging and touching up a tiny drilled hole on this Mandolin back
Repair of a nasty side split on this all Mahogany Martin.
1963 original vintage Fender Stratocaster and Jaguar necks in for repairs.
Just in for a setup, but I had to photo this beauty.
Refretting with the Stewmac Jaws Fret Pres
Original pre CBS Fender 1962 Stratocaster – the real ’62 Strat
Yet another broken Gibson headstock repair
Introducing our new CNC router! Very excited.
Original vintage 1963 Fender Strat in for some repair work (!!!)
Various stages of a Gibson broken headstock repair. Customer decided on a sunburst lacquer touchup finish to keep costs down vs color matching on his ES-335.
Acoustic brace repairs
Restoration of a badly damaged Fender acoustic guitar. This was a customer’s sentimental instrument which is why he decided to repair instead of replace.
Giving this Strat neck a French polish finish with amber shellac.
Rosewood fretboard before and after. Cleaning, oiling, and some fret work.
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.