The screws installed in the heel of this Gibson guitar complicated the neck removal process. As you might be able to tell from the picture, the right half of the dovetail will need to be reconstructed before we can glue it back onto the body.
Removing the fingerboard reveals the countersunk holes where the flathead(!) screws were installed. Hey, at least they were steel screws!
Once the screws are removed, half of the heel comes apart easily in my hand, exposing the ebony strip that runs along the heel and neck. I'm not sure yet how much of the original ebony I can or want to use.
The other half of the heel reveals a wood dowel connecting the heel to the neck. This was actually the most effective part of the original repair. While I generally never use dowels to reinforce heels or especially headstocks, I might consider keeping this one as it will hold the heel in the right position when glued to the neck.