I love projects like this. Ones where I have to stop and think, problem solve, analyze, take Xanax. I'm kidding, I don't analyze. This is a 1962 Gibson ES 335. Quite possibly one of my favorite electric guitars of all time. I want one so badly, but, the idea of coming up with $20,000 for a guitar is just a touch out of reach for the moment. So for now, I have to live vicariously through my customers. This guitar has been modified dramatically from original already, so please don't freak out. The neck was replaced in 1964 (when it was still just a tool, and not a lusted after piece of history) with a much slimmer profile. The nut width is currently 1-9/16". This is getting pretty small, and the profile is REALLY slim. I can't play a neck this small. My hands are just too big, and it makes for a very clumsy feel of playability in the fretting hand. The customer feels the same. So, here's the plan: Remove the current neck. Keep the 60's block inlays, the "Gibson" logo, and the "crown" peghead inlay, all to transfer to the new neck. Fabricate a new neck to 1964 specs (rounded C profile, 1-11/16" nut width, 2.062" EOB (end of board), brazilian rosewood fingerboard), inlay all the original inlay pieces and logo, color match the new neck to the body, and none will be the wiser. Easy, right? I dove in yesterday afternoon, and managed to get the neck off, the fingerboard inlays removed, and started laying out the dimensions for the new neck. If all goes according to plan, I should be spraying finish by mid next week. Stay tuned!