Lute Top Replacement

Lute Top Replacement: Making the Neck Block Joint Reversible

Making the Neck Block Joint Reversible

In this picture you can see paper glued to the neck block. The reason for this is to make a repair (or any instrument build for that matter) repairable in the future. This means that the glue used must easily release its the joint in the future if desired – without damaging the original substance of the instrument. This paper, in combination with hide glue, makes removing a top in the future easier (for fixing cracks in the ribs, for example).

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