Thanks. I have read about that, and seen photos of it before. Do you suppose this multi-piece laminate neck construction will delaminate when heat and moisture are introduced during fretboard removal?
Here's two photos. I think the lacquer check lines are following the strips of wood.
I'd like to hear your opinions on the (im)possibility of adding a truss rod to this old thing. Not sure if it's possible because of how the end of the fretboard sits above the top plate. If it's indeed not possible, perhaps I could install a carbon fiber neck rod? Or just use frets with wider...
I'm not bothered by the extra cut away. I am bothered by the toggle switch and that awful piece under the bridge.
However I wonder if 'plugging' the extra cut away, replacing the binding and refinishing it in gold is feasible. Will a plug leave witness marks?