This Martin D35 came into the Johnston Guitars and Pickups workshop in a sorry state. The guitar had dried out, a common ailment in centrally heated homes of today, so the neck was out of shape. This in turn pulled the bridge up resulting in the top face of the guitar bellying up. The frets…Details
Here’s a twin neck made from an old coffee table by one of my clients
My job was to install the pickups, wire it up and set it.
Turned out well.
If you’re looking for some live music this evening, The Fearless Cob are playing tonight, 4th January 2019, in the downstairs bar in McHugh’s, Belfast.
Worth going along.
So, here’s the guitar with the broken neck repaired and refinished. To summarise the repair, the break had been repaired before by another repair shop so I had to make sure all old glue residue was removed. The neck was then glued, reassembled and clamped up for a couple of days. Then I routered…Details
The next stage after glueing up the neck surfaces, they were clamped up for 24 hours while the glue cured. Then I routered a channel through the break, on each side of the truss rod. You can seen the 2 pieces of mahogany behind the neck that I used to make splints to fit into…Details
Neck breaks in Les Paul type guitars aren’t uncommon and I’ve had several such broken necks in for repair over the past year. This particular one isn’t the usual Gibson Les Paul neck break that occurs at the headstock or an import guitar with a 2 piece neck that breaks at the joint. This break…Details