Like a fine wine, some musical instruments get better with age. Sometimes, due to age, neglect and abuse, older guitars needs some work and TLC to be returned to playable condition. This blog documents some of the work I have performed on musical instruments for myself and others over the years.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
LeSpork Bass Prototype - Groovin'
Groovin',on a Sunday afternoon,
Really couldn't get away too soon
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. After a busy week and taking care of a few other things around the house, it was Sunday evening by the time I got back to this bass neck repair. The glue from work I did last week to the back of the neck was plenty dry. A little sanding was next.
After using some #100 grit to take off the bulk of the excess, I touched things up with some #220 grit and moved on to filling in the end of the truss rod groove.
With the truss rod in its new position at the nut end, I measured the length that needed to filled in at the heel end.
A 1/2-inch thick piece of oak was just the right width for filing in the groove.
After a half hour of trimming and sanding, the infill piece was ready to be cut to final length.
With some glue and a few clamps in place, it was time to call it a night.