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.
Thanks for the view - looks like somebody got 'er done. . .
Funny! What's crazy is that I bet almost all of us have seen similar work.
American ingenuity at it's finest! On the other hand, it's working, so there ya' go!
In retrospect, I wonder if the "repairman" gave any thought to countersinking the back strap flush with the surface? That might've made the left-hand fretting a tad easier on his poor thumb:)
Thanks for sharing, Mark... priceless!
Come on guys be nice.... this "repair person" at least went to the trouble to attempt... to... match the color of the wood.... ;) And what about those vintage "tone screws..."
Well at least this one is not a valuable older one. Oh well.
Maybe the owner only played up high on the neck?
I don't get it. Is there something wrong with the repair?
WOW! Capo on the second fret please. Either that or the player is gonna need thumb replacement surgery.
I recognize his work.
I'm almost afraid to ask...but does your client want the scaffolding removed?
Are those hooks for wet laundry? Nice mustache, though.