This project started as 2 pieces of wood. Translucent Green Mahogany body with a thick Maple cap and a long tenon Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Single-ply binding on body & neck. It had sadly been down a flight of stairs and the neck was broke by the heel. The previous owner had written it off and stripped it for parts, but it looked to me like it was possible to glue the pieces back together and I did so successfully. It now has new nickel hardware with Grover tuners, real Abalone truss rod cover, new knobs, new Epiphone 57 Classic Alnico ProBuckers made in 2020 and new wiring with Alpha pots and coil splitting. I have done a «relic» job to disguise an area where a piece of wood was missing in the front, caused by the trauma.