Spots of paint in the deeper dinks in the body suggest it was red. Anyway, it looks pretty cool, au naturel.  

It sustained an injury to the edge of the fretboard which has left a sharp protuberance at the eighth fret making it very unpleasant to play.  The first job was to find a matching piece of rosewood, which meant a deep-shed search, requiring sturdy boots and breathing apparatus.  

Step 1: The damage.


Okay. First things first. The damage needs to be worked into a shape and state that will allow for the repair-piece to be affixed with a degree of integrity. I used a scalpel and a nail file to achieve a uniform and level surface.

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