Relecing/pimping out my sapele D Junior...

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  1. DrPepper

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    This is one of the older ones. I put a few coats of tinted poly on it to darken it up some and put a set of Sta-tites on it. The pickguard is a beveled one that had some wrinkles. Bridge pins on order.

    I use Martin Retros on it. Sounds great and has "opened"up over the years.

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    Got my fret end file from StewMac today and started "hotdogging" the fret ends... the StewMac video makes it look like a piece of cake, haha...


    The liquid metal bridgepins wont be here for a few weeks yet...
     
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    Pepper, if you are working on the ends of your frets because they are sharp remember that that is a sign of a dry guitar. You may have other issues that should be addressed. If the guitar is properly hydrated I'll just keep my mouth shut.
     
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    Waiting on the bridge pins now, I don't know if they'll make any significant improvement in the guitars tone. But, I won't need to re place them any time soon.

    I have already loosened the strings and removed the old pins. Cleaned the Richlite fretboard and did a little sanding on the base of the saddle and the braces...

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    And their in, sounds good. Worthwhile investment IMHO.

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    Ah, just like I reimagined... more resonance and sustain. I've been sanding (very lightly) the braces a little at a time each string change and this guitar is lively.
     
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