60's Melody Maker Neck Repair

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  1. Ray Carlton

    Ray Carlton New Member

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    Recently an early 60's Gibson Melody Maker was left with me to repair some neck damage and complete a re-fret - see photos below. The lacquer is in poor condition with quite a deal of crazing. The neck damage is worse than it looks and there is a depression on the right side [photo POV] that to me looks perilously close to the truss rod lurking underneath. I am pretty sure once I start in on making a flat area to glue a fillet of mahogany too, the truss rod will pop out. Pretty obviously quite a deal of the original finish will be sacrificed to repair it.

    Any ideas as to the best way to proceed with this one?

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