Luthier's Work Bench
Over the years that we've been fixing and customising instruments
we've encountered just about every problem you could imagine
and a few that seriously beggar belief.
This section is devoted to showcasing some of the more interesting
jobs we have done on various musical instruments.
-- Featured Job --
Restoring a neck broken at the 5th Fret Here's a most unusual repair challenge. This Yamaha APX500 must have been jumped on (no one seems to know exactly what happened) as the neck was broken or sheared straight through around the fifth fret area. In 35 years I've repaired hundreds of broken headstocks but never a neck sheared straight through in the middle. [More...]
Transporting guitars is always hazardous and sometimes the worst does happen. Here is the story about the repairs to Dick Gaughan's precious Martin D28 as well as a 30's Gibson LGO that failed to survive the airline baggage handlers' delicate touch.