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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by DrBGood, Oct 15, 2020.
Scotch Brite and then a light swap of tung oil just so there's a light sheen to it.
Green ScotchBrite? I have a cheap poly tele i need to take some shine out of.
Yep. There are several "grits". Get the softest. Then do the back of the neck and thank me later
From a physics perspective, it's the same as raising the stop bar; it does not reduce tension on the studs because the distance between the applied force and the fulcrum are identical.
All it does is place more of the stud down into the threaded sleeve.
I'm not taling about tailpiece stress, but bridge. Some swear by decking the tailpiece and still keep standard threading of strings through said tailpiece. THAT puts a lot of downward and forward pressure on a bridge.
looks nice, but it was fine before too. Hope it plays as good as it looks.
Anyone deblinged their guitar ?
Yes. I "deblinged" my (bought 2nd hand, for cheap, as is, mistreated)1991 Gretsch G400 Synchromatic by :
- replacing all the tarnished Gold hardware everywhere by Nickel / Chrome hardware.
- adding an era-correct custom Acetate pickguard, the original was missing.
And by the same occasion :
- repairing an headstock crack.
- retouching-up and polishing the coat.
- changing the dexterity from RH to LH.
For a valuable final result :
I must confess that usually, I don't like Gold hardware...
I'm the third person (that I know of) to own my Ibanez 2350, so I wouldn't dull down the shine on that body because the characteristics over time, scratches, cigarette burns, etc. are part of its history. However, I did take off the Bigsy that had been attached and took the opportunity to swap out all the gold hardware for chrome, even had the guy rebuilding it dull down the gold that remained on the pickup covers (Super 58's long removed, so I wasn't too fussed about ruining their "vintage look"). Got the guitar back and it was like it had been brought back to life.
Well, look at that, two lefties in a row... what are the chances.
Then there's this one. I'd never done the "definish" thing before and I got this guitar at a discount because the pickup switch wasn't properly soldered ($100 off, I mean, really?), so I figured it was the guitar to try it on. Then I had my usual single pickup deconstruction done.
I don’t care for gold hardware, but I probably would have kept the pickguard. I have two nice oil finished guitars, but I would not have attempted that myself. OP executed it well!
Even though I've always been a big fan of Chet having his name plastered on the front of my guitar just isn't for me.
I'm sure he'd be quite offended.
If he wasn't dead.
Damn straight! Epi-ES339-pro. Pickguard came off inside of 15 minutes after coming out of the shipping box! Witch hat control knobs thrown in garbage and replaced with transparent (top) smooth black ones. Also "de-effed up" shoddy job around "F-holes" with light rubbing compound. MUCH better!
p.s. same finish as yours-very nice looking axe now
I have the same - well, nearly the same :
Much much better with the black guard !
Can we see it somewhere ?
WOOAAH, that is beautiful !
Sure @Lucius Paisley Lefty Mate !
Thanks @DrBGood !
In the evening sunlight...
Alongside with her little sister the G100 Synchromatic...
Details of the custom-made "Flakes" Acetate pickguards...
The original 1939-1940 Gretsch pickguard models that inspired me...
I must confess that they are "Nice Case Queens" or "Conversation pieces" , because I do not play them too much...
I like the no pickguard and bare pickup look on Les Pauls. You still got a little more deblinging to do.