This was the “stock workhorse guitar” in an Irish Bar in the Far East. The owner brought it back home and I got the chance to restore it back to its “original” glory.
The headstock was broken clean off. Some “repairs” had been attempted before. This had to be cleaned removing all the old glue and resin and the 6 inch nail used to reinforce before any real repair work could start.
Once the headstock is re-attached the break is reinforced using mahogany splints to cater for the pressure from string pull.
After the woodwork was done it was a case of matching the colours and finish to return it to its original colour scheme.