New Neck for 1960 Les Paul

This 1960 Les Paul had clearly had a hard life before coming to Historic Makeovers.  The neck had been previously replaced with a 1970’s style neck, and looked obviously incorrect. We re-necked the guitar using a vintage spec replacement based on our custom made templates and tooling.  The new neck mated perfectly to the guitar, and the color was matched perfectly to the body.  We also re-fretted the original Brazilian fingerboard and preserved the original binding.  Several of the original inlays were badly burned, so we replaced them using Retrospec Inlays, and tinted them to match the aged originals.  The result is a nearly undetectable repair with the proper tenon and neck carve.  The guitar looks and feels like a real ’60 once again.