Starting new thread on the 58 Gibson. This is the one where the neck collapsed into the sound hole.

I feel things are going well. All but one brace have been removed and glued. cracks are filled. My question is.... Do I need to put an extra brace between the neck block and the first brace?

If yes, what length, thickness and width should it be?



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Hi Roger, I use and prefer a wide saddle, just over 3.5mm, that gives me room for any fine-tuning of individual strings if need be.

I think I overstated things when I said "No problems with intonation" earlier, we are dealing with fretted instruments here after all. Haha

Cheers Taff

With a nut compensation, sometimes there are huge differences in the intonation points at the saddle. Placing the saddle perfectly using reliable measures, a 3 mm saddle will probably do, but I still make them around 4 mm. Before it happened that I had to fill in the saddle ditch and rout a new one further back.

Here is the almost final project. I can say I'm very happy with the way it turned out! It plays nice. The action is a little high at the twelfth. I cut the saddle down to the max. I'm going to avoid a neck reset for now. you guys feel free to judge anything you would have done different. I have questions.

The strap peg hole is larger than the original peg. I could plug it, but is there another way? I do have a larger peg just trying to keep original.

Some small finish cracks on back, how to fix?

I want to polish and buff. I don't have the large motor and buff wheels like most of you. what can I use and what type of compounds?

I'm sure there are more, but later

Thanks for all the guidance,



Hi Lex, nice work you got to be happy with that. 



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