all. I am new to this exchange.
I recently bought a 7 string Cort guitar with a busted top (for cheap). I am hoping to repair back to playable condition. It is in good condition except what you see in the photos. Any ideas on the best way to repair? Should I just give it up?
I can do the electrical work (which is still functional). It's just the body damage. I would like to get repaired. If I reconstruct the body (glue what I can and fill the rest with wood putty), it would work but be very ugly. I am afraid I would have to paint the entire thing if I did the work myself.
Another option I considered is to just put a pickguard on the front. I would probably have to make a custom one.