Hey all, first time posting here! Usually I can find some similar threads to a question I have but this one... eek. I've done some simpler headstock repairs before, but I'd like to get some opinions on this. It's a LoPrinzi LM-12, made in NJ. Doing it for a friend of mine, I believe he told me this is now the third time the headstock will be repaired. It does fit back flush with pressure but I worry about stability in the long run. Another dowel? Backstrap? I forgot to take any pictures of the front but it stops at the veneer. Any input would be great, thanks.
I favor the backstrap overlay:
That's what my instinct was telling me, thanks for the confirmation.
Now my question is this: Due to the crack not being centered on the neck, should the overlay follow the shape of the wood that has separated?