Taylor 314 Broken Neck Repair

Friday, 11 November 2016  |  Evie

This Taylor 314 had suffered from a fall resulting in quite a nasty looking, but a clean break, to the heel of the neck. I quickly saw a way to repair and reinforce the damage. Taylor had assembled the neck with very short wooden dowels that measured about 12mm. I increased the depth of both dowel holes as can be seen here, drilling practically through to the fingerboard on the face side and fitted new 35mm dowels. I then reglued the whole assembly before refinishing the heel area and reattaching the neck. It turned out pretty good as you can see.

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