A guitar in need of the Guitar Doctor(Doctor)Michael Schenker's son Tyson brought in one of his Vs for some much needed attention. The guitar was a gift from his father and Tyson has owned it for the best part of 10 years.The guitar had suffered a few injuries from all the travelling it had done We knew we had a few things to do, but more issues reared their head and we agreed to do everything needed to make it work again, and maybe better than it ever had before.Tyson was happy for us to share the workflow with you as it looked like it would be an involved job.
Tyson has two V's . The baby one was a present given to him when he accompanied his father on a MSG world tour as a child and the other is his full size V that was a gift from his father and it is that guitar we will be dealing with this time.
I think the writing under the truss rod cover saying Schenker #1 lets me know who this guitar belongs to.
Unfortunately the neck to body join had sustained a break that hadn't been dealt with. There was a small degree of flex which suggested that there was a break in the tenon inside. We were going to have to break the neck out to get a chance to fix it up properly.
Earlier we popped the frets out, as once we are done we will definitely need to relevel the board and refret this beast.
OK - getting the neck out was a bit of a task but we got there .
We were a bit busy and didn't get any pics of that process but there was a lot of effort and a few swear words too.
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