Epiphone EB3 bass extensive neck break/repair

The first stages....woodwork repairs

The first task was to align and re-attach the headstock. The damaged fingerboard was removed in line with fret 7 and the neck was routed to accept two maple reinforcing tongues to reinforce the joiin, which would later be hidden beneath the new fingerboard section. Strong maple tongues were made, glued in, then pared back flush.

The missing inlays were cut from mother of pearl and a new fingerboard section was made from a rosewood blank. Once we'd cut the fret slots, the new inlays fitted.

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Fitting the fretboard section, fretwork, nut and paintwork

The next job was to radius the fretboard and attach it to the neck. Once the glue had set and the edges sanded flush with the neck, we added the frets , levelled and crowned them, thenĀ  ebonised the entire fretboard to blend the new section in with the existing. Side dot markers were fitted and a new nut was carved from a solid bone blank. The repaired area on the back of the neck was refinished in a gradated tint.

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