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Here's the finished product.
The heel shows no signs of removal and fits just like it did from the factory.
I was very careful to preserve the alignment over the body because of the pearl trim around the end of the fingerboard:
After restringing with light gauge steel strings I can tell the original bridge and saddle combination is way too low! If I make a new saddle to rise 3/16" above the bridge, this guitar should have ideal action.
The neck reset is completed, the angle is set correctly and if the frets were in good shape, all I'd have left to do would be to level the frets a little and make a new saddle. This guitar would play like new.
And it will, after refretting. . .
On to the Bar Fret Job
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