Last November I bought a 1934 National Trojan guitar. It was in good condition for its age, at least in the sense that it had not been modified or worked upon and was therefore still "all original". The problem with it was that it was unplayable; the neck had warped to the extent that the action at the twelth fret was about 12mm.

So what was needed was a neck re-set, an operation involving removal of the neck from the body, straightening it and replacing it at a slightly different angle. Also, the tuners needed some repairs and the frets needed to be replaced.

It has taken me a while to do it but the work is finished now and I'm enjoying playing it. The guitar is now "all original" except for new frets, a new saddle and a new decal on the headstock. I've put some "before", "during" and "after" photos on Flickr and here's the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/boblong/sets/72157627097096214/