1983 Ibanez AM-255 Artist :: reglue top to center block. This was just in the shop recently for finish repairs, inlay and setup.  The owner decided to swap out the neck pickup when he got it back.  While having the guitar gutted, he noticed that there was a large gap between the top and the center block around the neck pickup that extended to the bridge pickup. He brought the guitar back to have the gap checked out.  I used epoxy for it’s strength, open working time and gap-filling properties.  The entire top was masked off to prevent any epoxy from making a mess of the finish.  Also worth noting is that I plugged the pickup ring screw holes to prevent hydraulic pressure from forcing the epoxy up and onto the top. This was a first for me.  I will be pulling the pickups on all semi-hollow guitars that come across my bench to check for this in the future!

1983 Ibanez AM-255 Artist :: reglue top to center block.

This was just in the shop recently for finish repairs, inlay and setup.  The owner decided to swap out the neck pickup when he got it back.  While having the guitar gutted, he noticed that there was a large gap between the top and the center block around the neck pickup that extended to the bridge pickup.

He brought the guitar back to have the gap checked out.  I used epoxy for it’s strength, open working time and gap-filling properties.  The entire top was masked off to prevent any epoxy from making a mess of the finish.  Also worth noting is that I plugged the pickup ring screw holes to prevent hydraulic pressure from forcing the epoxy up and onto the top.

This was a first for me.  I will be pulling the pickups on all semi-hollow guitars that come across my bench to check for this in the future!

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