Sometimes the best way to fix a problem is just to start all over again. The lovely bear claw spruce soundboard on Connie's tenor revealed a dark pitch pocket when sanded down to final thickness. I tried o ignore it, I considered inlaying something over it, Finally I decided to set it aside and start another soundboard, and here is the result.
This will be a beauty when it is French Polished. I will now make the braces and attach a new neck and feel a great deal better about this new beginning.