1961 Gibson SG – Repair of Jack Hole Damage

This vintage Gibson SG suffered fracturing, tearing and lifting of its top wood after an accident with a guitar cord. Honduras Mahogany splints were fabricated to replace any missing or badly damaged wood around the jack hole area, and after the repair was coated with a sealer, lacquer tints of amber, cherry red and dark cherry were mixed and air brushed onto the repair and surrounding area. The repair was then hand grained using specialized furniture restoration and artist tools, and multiple coats of clear Nitrocellulose lacquer were applied over a four week period to restore the damaged area and blend the new finish seamlessly into the existing faded finish.

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