It's been another great month in the workshop with some lovely guitars in for repairs and customisations.
Highlights include some Gibson Les Pauls including a Custom Shop!
Check out the photos below for some highlights of the recent repairs
We're never too busy to work on your guitar so feel free to get in touch if your guitar needs some repairs, customisation or restoration!
This Gibson SG was recently brought in by one of our regular customers. He had lent it out to a touring band, while on tour, the guitar's headstock was cracked, more than likely from a drop. The touring guitar tech had tried to fix the break but this wasn't totally successful, as there was still a lot of movement in the headstock and the guitar wouldn't hold it's tuning.
This made the repair more of a challenge due to the set glue from the previous repair attempt!
The crack was carefully separated enough for the correct glue to be injected into the crack, allowing the glue to bond the complete split rather than the front of it. It was then clamped in a certain way to ensure the split would close correctly.
The back of the headstock was refinished, with the new lacquer blended into the existing Gibson lacquer. The front of the headstock was also as polished to remove glued finger marks from the previous repair attempt done by the guitar tech.
Once the lacquer had been given time to cure, the neck was flattened back and polished to final blend the repair work into the rest of the finish!
All finished and returned to a happy and very relieved customer!
This Taylor Big Baby was in for a K&K pickup fitting, when it was brought in the workshop, it was noticed that the lacquer on the back of the neck had become soft, and had started to wear away into sticky clumps on the neck. This is common for this model after being played for sometime, and makes the neck feel unpleasant when playing!
The solution is to sand the neck down back to the bare wood and then work an oil finish into the highly sanded neck!
With this model, the neck is attached with two screws, this fortunately allows to the complete neck removal, making the refinishing work easier.
The completed neck, sanded and refinished, ready to be fitted back to the guitar!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!