Brian’s Repair Notes

For years I’ve been keeping notes on repairs. Here are some jobs that might be interesting to customers and lutherie students.
-Bryan

Gibson guitar neck reset

Resetting the neck, while maintaining the reverse tongue extension of the original.

Making a custom cutaway in a Gibson acoustic guitar

I usually keep vintage guitars in their original condition, but this was a fun mod to do!

Martin pickguard replacement

Old Martin pickguards tend to come off. Here’s how they’re replaced.

Martin D-45 refret

A Martin refret, with a bit of binding and purfling repair too.

Les Paul with too many output jacks

What a weird thing somebody did to this Les Paul!

Broken Les Paul peghead

Even a peghead break is this nasty can turn out great!

Fender maple neck refret

Refretting a Fender maple neck involves some special tricks.