This Gibson J- 200 came in with a nasty crack in the top seam. It measured almost 8 inches in length and traveled under the bridge area.
I found a nice piece of Spruce material to carve thin shims to fill in the area affected by the top separation
Next step was to make multiple Maple cleats to install underneath the sound board (Top).
The crack width measures .005. The shims are now ready to be inserted and trimmed. The cleats will then be glued underneath the top in the affected area.
The fingerboard was dried out and the frets were corroded.
Time to buff, oil and polish !
The work completed ! Cracks repaired, wood conditioned, neck adjusted, frets buffed and polished, adjusted saddle height , nut polished and lubed, restrung and ready to be played ! Now imagine what we can do for your instrument !