The Diagnosis

So it looks like we are going to try to save the neck on my double bass, rather than doing a full replacement and grafting the scroll back on. In the process my luthier will give it a new fingerboard, shim the neck to correct the action, patch up the scroll, carve me a new bridge, and fix some of the chipped purfling around the edges. This will be considerably cheaper, and the end result is that I will be able to practice once again and the bass will sound great and be highly playable. I can hardly stand the wait…