Ouch! Neck break alert….

I got this neck break in to fix two weeks back.  It is a Gibson BFG Les Paul and the break is so bad it didn’t just need glue.  I needed to put in some mahogany strips to build back the missing wood before gluing.  Then it had to be stained to match the original finish and then apply several coats of clear lacquer noting that the finish should NOT be shiny.  BFG’s have a satin finish.  I like the BFG with it’s rough and ready look and feel but it is an acquired taste.  I also think that just like the Les Paul Junior where the pickup is screwed directly to the wood, it gives a certain character to the sound that would be different it was fixed in the usual way like say on a standard (which is essentially a pickup suspended in a chamber).  Hope the customer is happy with the result.

Scale length 24.75″

Nut 43mm

Body chambered mahogany with maple top

Neck mahogany

Fingerboard rosewood with medium frets

Pickups = 1 x zebra burstbucker 3 and 1 x P90

Controls = 2 volume 1 tone, 3-way selector and kill switch

Machine heads = Grover distressed black (like all the hardware)

Weight = 7.2lbs

Colour = Trans-black

 

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