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Reshaping this neck’s future

This poor Les Paul showed up needing some serious love.  Someone had “reshaped” the neck, and had gone to far, cutting into the truss-rod cavity.

They had covered it with lumpy bondo in a lame attempt to cover their tracks.  We sanded the neck to wood, then shaped a long mahogany patch to cover the opening and to build up the missing mass.

After gluing the patch, the neck was reshaped using a drawknife, rasps and sandpaper.

The pores in the wood were filled with epoxy, sanded, then the neck was shot with black lacquer.  You’d never know there was ever a problem.

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