Loose acoustic bridge removal / re-glue
Replacing cheap plastic string nut with bone for improved tone and sustain.
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.
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.
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.
Just in for a setup, but I had to photo this beauty.
Repair of a nasty side split on this all Mahogany Martin.
Original vintage 1963 Fender Strat in for some repair work (!!!)
Introducing our new CNC router! Very excited.
Grafting new spruce (and touch up blend) on the sound hole of this old Larrivée acoustic.
Plugging and touching up a tiny drilled hole on this Mandolin back
1963 original vintage Fender Stratocaster and Jaguar necks in for repairs.
1950s Martin acoustics in for restorations: D-18 and 000 models.
Repairing the worn out bridge plate holes, using the wonderful Bridge Saver tool from Stewmac.
Just some cool guitars in for maintenance
Yet another broken Gibson headstock repair
Acoustic brace repairs
Giving this Strat neck a French polish finish with amber shellac.
Gibson Les Paul broken headstock repair, with backstrap overlay of new Mahogany wood and lacquer finish touch up.
Beautiful Bird’s Eye Maple on this Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster. In for a setup and fret level.
Martin loose brace and cracked mahogany back repair.
Ebony fingerboard crack repairs and fret dress.
Another old timer on the bench for restoration work.
Fender line up in for repairs
Larrivée crack and brace repairs.
Brace re-glue, internal shot.
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.
Original vintage Fender 1962 Jazzmaster in for a setup – not a reissue.
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 cracked and split mahogany back on this rare, vintage 1950’s Guild M20 acoustic with a thin spline and finish touchup.
Wiring mod, coil tap options added to this Fender Jazzmaster with Humbuckers
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.
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.
Original pre CBS Fender 1962 Stratocaster – the real ’62 Strat
Fender 1964 Duosonic refret
Refretting with the Stewmac Jaws Fret Pres
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.
Rosewood fretboard before and after. Cleaning, oiling, and some fret work.