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This Gibson was split completely through the neck block. Fortunately, there were no missing pieces and the parts fit tightly together. The finished job was almost invisible.

Bridge re-gluing is a common repair in the shop. Some instruments have had their bridges glued directly to the finish. These joints nearly always fail at some point. I usually remove the finish between the bridge and top and then re-glue.

There was not enough glue on this bridge to get a strong bond. This is another cause of bridge joint failure.

 

This round-backed mandolin was missing inlay, and about half of the pearl and ebony purfling. I carved new pieces of pearl and ebony, replaced the inlay, and repaired the cracks in the body.

 

On this classical guitar, the wood was shattered around the hole. I removed the wood around the hole and fit piece of spruce.  The wood was replaced and the finish touched up.

Here is a nice old mandolin with a collapsed top. The braces would not support the arch and had to be replaced. The new quarter-sawn spruce braces completely restored the arch.

 

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