Opened the case on this bad boy this morning
And just in case those don't suffice...
Frank, feel free to add these to your sideshow gallery.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that this repair works perfectly, holding the headstock in place with unrivaled authority but that I can't take credit for the idea nor it's execution.
Yea really, I think Robo Cop was taking a stab at lutherie.
The "hooks" are lightning rods so that poor bass could live again.
Talk about lost opportunities. This peghead could have been converted to solid, like it should have been in the first place.
what a sloppy job. any self respecting luthier knows those mending plates should have been installed in routed cavities to be nice and flush with the headstock
Silly Rabbit...he could have changed to gold keys, used brass bar stock and screws, and told everyone it was steampunk.
Maybe copper-tipped jumper cables should be affixed per Joshua's comment.
Little shop of horrors candidate?