me this guitar and asked that I don't give it a neck reset the
normal way, because he was unsure of the nature of the neck joint.
He wanted me to take off the fingerboard and shim and trim the
neck. The customer is always right they say, so that's just what
I did (among other things).
before & after (note the shrunken binding at the waist):
I had the fingerboard off it was pretty simple to remove and
reglue the bindings, top and back:
out this truss rod!
is back on with a shim underneath. It also had the evil side
of the fingerboard cracks.
an extra brace behind the old one and reenforced the soundhole
bridge had been shaved down to nothing, so I made a new one out
of Indian rosewood, which I dyed with yellow dye to look like
Brazilian. Andy is on a tight budget and so am I!
I had the binding loose at the top of the guitar, I was able
to make it fit tight to the edges.
a piece of binding on the back, by the heel.
Pearl Stands Guard on the finished guitar!