Pietro Pallotta 1792
This bass neck graft was complicated by a bolt used to hold the neck in place by a previous repairman.
For a more detailed view, select a photo below.
Showing bolt (?!) hole
I uncovered this in the excavation of the neck heel......
View of whole bolt found during excavation of heel.
Preparing cut-away for neck graft
Preparing pegbox for new neck graft wood
New neck fitted, glued and clamped
After glue and clamp
Rough shaping of newly grafted bass neck
Alignment and fitting of new neck into Pallotta bass body
This is one of the most glorious bass backs I've seen