Undoing the damage of past repairs = I’ll work hard to see no one feels this way about my repairs in 50 years.
I’m working on a Martin 12 string from the 1970’s. Sadly, it has had some poor work done to it over the years. This is one of the most challenging aspects of my work. Often, I must undo prior alterations before I can set things right. It’s a good lesson in what not to do and also a great reminder that the work that I do perform has to count. It has a legacy. Most of all I want the jobs I do to be successful, but also I want to avoid a situation that involves a luthier in the future cursing my choices while they attempt to mess.