Yet another Peg head break that has been previously (and poorly) repaired.
|I took a pair of tweezers and carefully removed all loose shards and splinters of mahogany |
from the break. There was a deposit of hide glue on all the surfaces
that needed to be chipped off as well.
|The neck was given the same treatment. Most of the Hide Glue was deposited on this side of the |
|This is the weekest point of the classical guitar neck. Sapele Mahogany is not particularly |
strong in this application. The way the neck was cut from the balk of timber meant that the
grain ran across the weakest point
|Though the label gives no details, some research on the net showed me that this is a |
Classical Model 29 from the 1970's.
|Work begins on the repair. There were several splits in the surface of the peg head that |
needed to be glued before I could repair the main break.
|I have a pine wedge that serves as a caul for the sash clamp which puts direct pressure on the |
|Here you can see the sash clamp pulling the break closed.|
|another view of the sash clamp.|
|Close up of the peg head with cauls and clamps to prevent the peg head from splitting under the tension of the sash clamp.|
|A rear view of the new glue line.|
|Back in one piece.|
|Front view of the peg head and the ugly glue line.|
|I glued a piece of Burl Sapele Mahogany over the peg head to conceal the ugly glue line.|
|First coat of stain.|
|Rear view after first coat of stain.|
|The break is already hard to see.|
|3 coats of acrylic clear lacquer and tuning pegs fitted.|
|A reasonable result.|
|Guitar looks like new again.|