Donavon's guitar 'Kelly'

Donavon's guitar 'Kelly'

This is me a few years back holding the famous custom-built Danny Ferrington acoustic built for Donavon. It came in for a same day pickup fix as he was playing in St Davids hall that evening....No pressure!!!!! Turned out just to need a new input jack..

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Hofner senator neck repair

Job done

Status buzzard bass inlay repair

Status buzzard bass inlay repair

Status buzzard bass inlay repair

Status buzzard bass inlay repair

Status buzzard bass inlay repair

Status buzzard bass inlay repair

Job done

Gibson les paul broken headstock

Gibson les paul broken headstock

Before

Gibson les paul headstock repair

Gibson les paul headstock repair

Gibson les paul headstock repair

Gibson les paul headstock repair

Gibson les paul headstock repair

Gibson les paul headstock repair

Job done

Taylor NT neck joint

Taylor NT neck joint

With these shims the neck angle can be finely adjusted to get the desired action without touching the bridge saddle.

Aria stick bass headstock repair

Aria stick bass headstock repair

This major headstock break reconstruction required precise gluing and clamping in order to regain strength, integrity,... and to obtain a neat finish without too much sanding and refinishing.

Aria stick bass headstock clamping.

Aria stick bass headstock clamping.

With about 7 pieces to reconstruct, the clamping process required a bit of imagination and few dry runs to obtain a seamless repair.

Aria stick bass work in progress

Aria stick bass work in progress

Headstock ready to be clamped to the neck.

Aria stick bass work in progress

Aria stick bass work in progress

Headstock back together, sanded and ready for refinishing.

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After seven days of drying the bass is strung up to tension and left another seven days to ensure the integrity of the repair.

Gibson J200 headstock repair

Gibson J200 headstock repair

Obtaining an invisible repair on any light coloured wood is almost impossible.

Gibson J200 headstock repair

Gibson J200 headstock repair

After careful gluing, clamping, and refinishing in nitrocellulose, the break line is almost but not quite invisible. The hole process took about five week, most of the time being aloud for the nitro finish to cure.

Taylor GS mini soundboard damage

Taylor GS mini soundboard damage

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1960's Gibson SG worn frets

1960's Gibson SG worn frets

Worn pitted frets on any guitar are the main cause of buzzing and poor intonation.

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1960's Gibson SG refret

1960's Gibson SG refret

Levelling the fingerboard

1960's Gibson SG refret

1960's Gibson SG refret

Fingerboard leveled and new quality fret wire going in... The fret tang which overhangs the binding is tricky to get flush and I pride myself on getting this and every other part of the refret to a very high standard.

1960's Gibson SG refret

1960's Gibson SG refret

Job done

1960's Gibson SG refret job done

1960's Gibson SG refret job done

This refret gave me the opportunity to extend the fret wire to the very edge the fingerboard as the binding nibs are worn almost flat and more importantly it will now lesson the chance of the outer strings slipping off when using vibrato or bending.

Johnny Cash Custom scratch plate

Johnny Cash Custom scratch plate