Gibson SJ-N

A sweet 1969 Country Western in for restoration, this guitar has been in the case for at least 20 years—still in remarkable condition, no cracks in the top! 

The bridge was loose so I removed it and will put it back on. The first 5 frets need some attention and I will have to replace the pickguard—that is actually the original. Some of these have tourtoise shell guards.

Heating blanket

Heating blanket

Gluing wood chips back on   

Gluing wood chips back on

 

Wow, peg holes were 5/16, way too big. Someone has been here before me!

holes filled in and bridge back on.   

holes filled in and bridge back on.

 

All done, plays great!

All done, new custom pickguard looks nice, plays great!