This is a repair from my archive completed in 2012
One of a limited run of the popular Martin Lawrence Juber OM which was made using Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. Unfortunately as can be seen it sustained a severe impact on the bass lower side which shattered the side. A repair like this demands a huge amount of patience; Once a plan for the sequence of crack alignment and repair was thought out it essentially is a series of many single crack alignment/glue up sessions.
The alignment of these cracks turned out so well that when sanding for finish sealing etc, the absolute minimum of material was removed maintaining the side thickness/integrity. After a finishing a full neck re set and setup made this guitar look and feel as good as new restoring its status of “favourite guitar” for its owner.