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Les Paul peghead repair magic

December 6, 2015
December 6, 2015

This kind of peghead break isn’t the end for your guitar!

Les paul peghead repair magic

This Gibson Les Paul peghead repair turned out real nice considering how much of a pain it was to fix. These are some of the toughest guitar repairs to handle simply because the peghead is separated from the guitar completely. Our job is to reattach it and make sure everything lines up. The most common peghead breaks that we see are on gibson guitars, this is due to the angle of the peghead. The peg head is pitched back at a specific angle, and this makes it a little more susceptible to breakage. Even if the guitar is in a hard shell case, the neck or peg head can be broken if the case falls over, or is miss handled in shipping, or in the airline baggage. I have literally seen a Goodall acoustic guitar splintered to pieces even though it was flying in a Calton guitar case, but this is a topic for another blog post. There are a couple different ways to approach a guitar repair like this, however the most important thing is to give the customer what they want. Some customers are happy with just a structural repair and others want to make the repair look factory. This was the case on this repair, however the customer opted to have us refinish the front of the peghead in black instead of gold. Furthermore, we have actually had customers come back to us and say that their guitar sounds better after the peghead repair was completed. I really don’t understand the physics as to why however, what we do know is that the glue joint is generally stronger than the wood around the area that broke, maybe this has something to do with it. I think we should have the mythbusters test this theory for us :0)

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Refinish this Fender stratocaster from1957

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

Watch me refinish this Fender Stratocaster from 1957  in this video I put together. Its a three color burst and i will go over some of the process I use when working with the stain on the body as well as taking you inside my finishing booth and letting you see how I spray the color coats on the guitar.

 

 

 

Martin guitar restoration 1943 000-28

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

Martin guitar restoration 1943 000-28

guitar-repair-martin-guitar-restorationThis is a story about a pre war martin guitar repair.

The peg head on this old Martin guitar had broken off once upon a time and been lost. In desperation the owner decided to try his hand at fabricating a peg head of some kind to get the old guitar playing once again. Well they were able to fabricate a make shift peg head, and it got them by for a while but eventually they decided to get this guitar repaired.

This old martin had a refinish job done with a very thick finish, probably a poly of some sort. The finish had cracked in several places. Dark lines were left on the top of the guitar as a result of the cracks, so this finish was removed carefully and the neck was carefully removed and replaced with one we fabricated to match the original neck. Read more

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