It's been another busy month in the workshop with some lovely guitars in for repairs and customisations.
Enjoy some of the highlight photos below, including some high end handmade bass guitars, rare Epiphones and a stunning example of a Gibson Les Paul!
We're never to busy to get your guitar/ bass to it's playing best so get in touch if you're in need of any repairs, customisations or restorations.
The filler carefully was removed and the slots cleared before the board could be prepped for the new maple inserts, you can see the removed filler either side of the board.
The board after the first pass of filling the damage and tearout, this process had to be repeated several times after the excess had been removed, due to the state of the board and the previously used filler had soaked into the wood surrounding the fret slots, causing further problems.
These photos show the process during the filling process and removing the excess filler. Once the damage was filled, the board was sanded smooth, removing the string grooves at the same time.
Once the board was ready, the next step was filling the slots with maple veneer as the new fret markers, these were cut over sized and glued in, before being cut back to the board and sanded smooth.
The final stages of the restoration, the main work has been done, with just some detail work needed on the edges of the board before it can be treated with a health amount of lemon oil to give some much needed moisture to the wood!
Below are some photos of the finished project, the customer collected the bass, and fitted a new scratchplate and some roundwound strings, before bringing it back to us for a setup!
This vintage Epiphone S300 was recently in the workshop for a setup, wiring problems and it's bridge posts needed some attention and sorting, after they had started to rise out of the guitar making it impossible to setup
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!