They say there is no such thing as a “slide” guitar...but they are wrong. I just made one. Actually tried to salvage a very warped and broken old guitar. I repaired a long side crack that ran completely down one side, and was open so long that the shape of the guitar shifted. I first closed the crack with powerful magnets and allowed the guitar to slowly get back in shape for weeks while humidifying it. Then glued the crack. The neck was pulled forward so totally unplayable even for slide...so removed the neck and reglued the top and top cracks, and neckblock...but could not quite get the action right...so it has become a wonderful sounding “slide” guitar that can be fretted to around 7th fret. The point is these old ladder braced guitars have a great old-timey and loud sound that works great for slide. Look good too.
Just want to mention that while old “parlor” guitars will suffice for a project like this, this particular guitar is of the “grand concert” size body - which is the basic size of the Stella guitars played by McTell, Blind Blake, Patton, etc - which adds deeper bass and mids than a smaller parlor body. It also has a spruce top and mahogany body which adds to the tonality.
Did the binding come away at the neck joint when you removed the neck? How did you go about removing the neck?
Wyzzy sorry did not see this... the body binding near the neck came off because the neck and neck block cantilevered-in from the years of string pull and glue softening from heat. Typical neck failure...usually on 12 string guitars... had to reglue and clamp the block in place and add atop brace
I removed the neck by first accidentally breaking off the fingerboard tab while trying to separate it from body with hot knife...then heating the dovetail joint.
In retrospect, I was hasty in reinstalling the neck...could have gotten it right if I took more time to shim and measure.