Pietro Pallotta 1792

This bass neck graft was complicated by a bolt used to hold the neck in place by a previous repairman. 

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(16 photos)

Pietro Pallotta Label Perugia 1792
Pietro Pallotta Label Perugia 1792
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Pietro Pallotta Back Button
Pietro Pallotta Back Button
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Pietro Pallotta Back Button
Pietro Pallotta Back Button

Showing bolt (?!) hole

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Pietro Pallotta Back Button w/Bolt
Pietro Pallotta Back Button w/Bolt

I uncovered this in the excavation of the neck heel......

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Pietro Pallotta Bolt in Back Button
Pietro Pallotta Bolt in Back Button

View of whole bolt found during excavation of heel.

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Pietro Pallotta Scroll
Pietro Pallotta Scroll

Preparing cut-away for neck graft

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Pietro Pallotta Maggini-Style Scroll
Pietro Pallotta Maggini-Style Scroll
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Pietro Pallotta Scroll
Pietro Pallotta Scroll

Preparing pegbox for new neck graft wood

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Pietro Pallotta Glued and Clamped
Pietro Pallotta Glued and Clamped

New neck fitted, glued and clamped

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Pietro Pallota Neck Grafted
Pietro Pallota Neck Grafted

After glue and clamp

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Pietro Pallotta Final Shaping
Pietro Pallotta Final Shaping

Rough shaping of newly grafted bass neck

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Pietro Pallotta Fitting New Neck
Pietro Pallotta Fitting New Neck

Alignment and fitting of new neck into Pallotta bass body

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Pietro Pallotta Newly Grafted Neck
Pietro Pallotta Newly Grafted Neck
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Pietro Pallotta Completed Neck Graft
Pietro Pallotta Completed Neck Graft
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Pietro Pallotta Body
Pietro Pallotta Body

Masterful creation

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Pietro Pallotta Back
Pietro Pallotta Back

This is one of the most glorious bass backs I've seen

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