repairing a damaged neck
This 1952 Gibson L7 was suffering from a poor neck angle and a contorted fingerboard due to a previous neck reset by a fine luthier that unfortunately did not go very well. Initial attempts to steam off the neck apparently failed leaving no other option than to cut the end of the fingerboard off. It’s reconstruction left the instrument with a severe deformity that rendered the upper frets unplayable. It also made it impossible to install his Benedetto pickup.