1964 Gibson LG1 Repair Process

Gibson LG1
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It's always best to start with a plan. I first need to assess the damage. Most of my guidance along this journey was provided by the internet. Isn't the internet great! How did we ever get along without it? Not too many years ago, if you wanted to learn something you would have to purchase a book. Knowledge is instant these days. If you want to know how to do something, Google it! Anyway, back to the project.

This picture better illustrates what is wrong with the guitar. Notice first that the tongue portion of the neck has migrated down into the decorative Rosetta that surrounds the sound hole. The neck is supposed to stop well short of this ring. If you look closely, you can see that the shoulders of the guitar dart inward where the neck joins the body. Also, the ivory banding at the top of the shoulders also drifts inward. This is another indication that the cleat supporting the neck has migrated toward the sound hole.