I have a Gibson MK35 in the shop that needs a lot of work. One big item is a neck reset. I was wondering if anyone knew if this guitar neck was built with a dovetail joint, or Spanish heel. The neck block looks like it might be a Spanish heel, but I am not sure. Would like to know before I proceed. If anyone actually knows how these guitars were built, I would appreciate the information.
I believe the MK-35 was based on the Kasha design principles(?)
This probably means a dovetail, but could also mean strange reinforcements spanning the dovetail...
Let us know how it looks :-)
I sent the question to Abe Wechter...this is his reply. It is always good to know what you are dealing with under the fretboard.
Yeah, that extra tenon is the "reinforcement" I was guessing about.
Thanks for letting us know, in the very unlikely event that one of these rare beasts should land in my shop :-)
Please post some pictures once you have it apart.