I am looking for some expert advice on a repair venture I am beginning on a friend's cello. I am an experienced electric guitar builder but cello is a bit outside of my pond.
I have a neck that is cleanly broken off from the pocket with only some minor chipping within. I have three questions:
- Do I need proper hide glue or would some Titebond III do the trick? Any alternatives?
- Would it be preferable to fill the chip-outs with a glue/sawdust mixture or do I need to look at replacing the block?
- Should I remove all glue before a second glue-up?
Any other advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.