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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1989 JEM777VBK Restoration

I left her with a well-known luthier for a couple of months so he could go over the neck and try to figure out how to address the previous repair job. From what I can tell, the neck suffered some catastrophic damage in 1995, I'm assuming it was dropped hard and as usual the first thing to suffer is the area around the scarf-joint.

When I bought it I could see that whomever repaired it did a good job and it had remained stable for over 20 years, but it had accumulated dirt and as with the rest of the neck needed to be taken back to bare wood and re-oiled.

The luthier was raving about how good she sounded and played and asked me to call him if I ever wanted to sell her.
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