2 neck resets

Gibson SG, ...Removing and refitting the neck

This '70's SG is the "deluxe" model which has the neck sitting proud of the body with no neck angle. Over the years the body had bowed a little and the neck pulled forward making it very difficult to get a playable action.

At some point the bridge had had 2mm removed from the saddles and also 2mm from the birdge base in an attempt to make the guitar playable. It was obvious to the current owner that some corrective work was necessary.

We carefully removed the neck and recut the tenon to create a 1.25 degree angle. We also lowered the neck to be flush with the back of the body. The neck was aligned, checked and re-glued.

Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel

Reassembly and paint

The area was touched in with a gradated dark red tint. The result means a new bridge could be fitted and is at a good height to provibe a useful break angle from the trem/tailpiece. It is now set up to play low and fast and feels like an SG should with the neck angled back.....

A permanent cure and a very happy owner!

Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG neck reset © 2021 Guitar Angel

1963 Hofner President bass.

This bass was damaged during a house move. The neck had become detached from the body and the neck pocket was a little damaged. Some of its parts had also gone missing along with the binding at the top of the headstock. The electrics were intermittant with one pickup not working. Once we removed the electrics we sent the pickup to Project guitar parts for repair. This is where we also bought the replacement repro parts from.

With the neck pocket repaired and shimmed and the heel cleaned up we refitted the neck to give a good angle to allow for future action lowering

1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel

Binding repairs, reassembly and setup.

We fitted new binding to the headstock end along with a repair piece behind the heel join and a heel side plate. These were age tinted to match the rest of the original binding.

The paintwork and hardware was cleaned up, we levelled the frets and the bass was then reassembled and setup.

1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel
1963 Hofner President bass neck refit, repairs and refurb © 2021 Guitar Angel