It Hurts to Fall on Your Rear
That’s true for people and guitars. This guitar appears to have fallen straight onto the strap button, but at a slight angle. You can see that the most visual damage is towards the back of the guitar, and that’s where it had actually broken loose from the tail block. The owner, Bill Zachry, enjoys the instrument, but was not concerned that the refinish be like new – saved lots of time on my part. Bill is a composer and plays solo as well as with bands. Since his primary concern was playing, I did what I call a “structural refinish” – pieces are glued solid and the finish is smoothed so as not to catch on clothes or body. With the re-securing of the body and the tail block this guitar should last for along time – hopefully without another fall on its rear!