Guitar Neck Repair

An unfixable broken guitar neck? Not always . . .

Neck broken
Neck after repair

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Warmoth Strat

Here are the parts a customer gave me to put together a “Warmoth” Strat for him. There’s a lot of details in a job like this and It’s never as simple as people may think. All Warmoth maple necks are sprayed with finish. They spray over the fingerboard and frets, so it’s important to do a proper fret dressing, crown polish and machine buff to get the frets in perfect, ready to be played condition.  Before starting, it’s also important to score the finish on the edge of each fret, to ensure that no finish chips off of the fingerboard. Below, you can see the finish coming off the frets.

  • Nice, shiny frets! Nice, shiny frets!
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Fret Dressing – Before + After

Here’s a couple close up shots,  before and after fret dressing work. Note the grooves worn into the frets in the first shot. These get worked until silky smooth for ultimate string contact.


Before fret dress

Deep grooves in the frets prevent smooth bends..


After fret dress

Frets are now smooth, like new again!

Back to Life After a Party

Here are a few shots of a Taylor that had a bad night at someone’s party. It was quite a journey to bring this guitar back!

Before . . .

After . . .

A Before & After Example