Martin OMC-28 Lawrence Juber Brazilian Side Damage Repair

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.

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