My new $70 Fender CD140SCE

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by SebC, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. SebC

    SebC Tele-Meister

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    I found the guitar while walking around my neighborhood. It didn't have a bridge or a nut, and it didn't have the pins for the strap. It also had a giant hole where the electronics were.
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    I took it to a repair man who shall remain nameless. He did a good job gluing a new bridge and putting the strap pins. But he used very cheap plastic for the nut, saddle and push pins. The saddle had a shim placed rather coarsely and the nut didn't look perfectly flush with the neck. Not the most careful job unfortunately, though it was very cheap. I gave the repair man a cheap $100 fender as part of payment which he accepted for $50, and that left a balance of $57. Despite the poor setup I still was excited about the instrument. I ordered a cheap bone and saddle and ebony push pins from Amazon (blisstime) and after some patient sanding I am so happy now! The guitar came to life!!!
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    I also took a piece of cardboard, filled it with holes and coated it with polypropylene to cover the hole on the side while receiving some direct sound when I play.
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    I spent $57 for the installation of a bridge and strap pins. And $13.99 for the bone nut, saddle and ebony pins. $70.99 for a guitar that's actually a joy to play! Not bad at all
     
  2. Gabrielle84

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    looks great and fun to play. Great job!
     
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  3. boredguy6060

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    Hope you enjoy it, nice save.
     
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