Doing a re-set on a '65 D-28 and suspected it'd been done before ... and then knew for sure once taking the neck joint apart. 

Someone had managed to crack off the top (or bottom, I guess) cap of the neck tenon and decided. "meh... who needs it?" before reassembling things.  Kids these days.

Anyway, if was a good time to fashion and install a mahogany replacement and ... after much gnashing of teeth... decided to commit the unpardonable sin of attaching it with (gasp!) epoxy. 

My reasoning, however, was this:  if I'd used HHG or TiteBond, the fix would've come apart at the next steam-off, so epoxy became a reasonable decision.   I figure three Hail Marys and I'm good to go.

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Yes, even epoxy has a place when doing restorations. Mostly for non glued damages like this one, or when modern glue is used in new guitars. I regularly use epoxy to glue the bridge on plywood tops, there is a ton of modern glue in the top anyway. As hard as epoxy can be to get loose, it's actually not an unsolvable project with a bridge with a glue seam that you can attack from all sides with sharp spatulas.

Hi, this reply is not neck-related but is epoxy related.

Here are a couple of photos of two bridges, a new one and one that was epoxied on by someone. Also, note the tools used to remove the original. 


That's one way to do it. But it actually shows that a bridge is always possible to be successfully removed, no matter what glue is used :-)

Epoxy will release with heat.


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