This ’61 Gibson LG-1 came to me from the east coast with a large problem- a large chunk of the back missing, the wrong bridge and some loose bracing. The following is a series of photos showing the restoration that included a new matching back made of period correct mahogany and a hand built correct bridge and saddle. Some of the photos show a failed attempt to repair the loose bracing with zero success. THe bridge plate was also replaced. The result was a very happy customer (the owners first guitar) and a great sounding guitar.