|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 03-26-2007 08:03 PM||2551 views||1 time favorited||27 comments|
Someone must have gone crazy, & destroyed this Guitar.
My Son acquired this Gibson Guitar, which was a piece of junk, real cheap. He was planning on buying a new neck for it, & refinish the body.
The body was a Gibson experiment. it was made from a wood composite, similar to hardboard.
The body was also all dinged up . We removed the finish from it, & patched it up with body putty, then repainted it with about 4 coats of Candy Apple Red, & 2 coats of clear coat.
It has been 4 years since I did this, & memories of how I did this project have just returned to me, so I’ve changed some of my explanation of how I did it.
That part with the label is the original tuning head. I glued that to the new piece with a tongue, & groove joint. The other end of the new piece is glued with epoxy, similar to a scarf joint, about 2” back from the nut, under the fret board.
After all that work it turned out to be a fairly decent Guitar.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1