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This Showed Up Today ... Customers Rehab Request

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by FenderGyrl, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have a feeling that I'm gonna see more of these coming.
    I'm thinking that when her fellow musicians see and maybe play this one, I'm gonna get requests to make more.
    FG :eek: :lol: :twisted:
     
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  2. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes please. :)

    You have an eye for aesthetics and details, I like that! :cool:

    BTW, you single? :D
     
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    It is a pretty cool project.
     
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  4. FenderGyrl

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    Yeah...
    I can't help but smile every time I see it coming together.
    Its just borderline madness. But yet its also cute.

    Making it 100% playable and unique when its tuned
    five steps up to A...
    Well hell... That's just wild. :lol:
     
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  5. FenderGyrl

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    Everything Zen, Everything Zen ...
    I don't think so.

    Nah...everythings cool.

    When doing these projects,
    I always remind myself:
    Its supposed to be fun!

    One trick of mine is to to stage things, Then look them over ...

    Then work on things that will slow down real progress.

    Taking 15 minutes to prep something, or doing something simple ...
    It all moves your project forward.

    Heck,
    Most of the work on this one was done while cooking dinner, or watching TV.

    Case in point:
    I test set the neck. While looking at it closer ... The neck isn't sliding forward enough when I screwed in a test screw.

    I figured this would happen after I reset the neck.
    So this evening...
    I'll plug the existing screw holes.

    Tomorrow the glue will be set.
    I'll cut the dowels flush.
    Not too involved time wise.

    But it pushes the project forward.
    Small Moves.
    FG
     
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  6. FenderGyrl

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    Woo Hoo
    :eek::confused:
    Lookit' the angle on these !!! :rolleyes:

    Well...
    Not a big deal.
    Just gotta do it right. ;)

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    Good Job!
     
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    Looking good FG
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Cool story, nice that you give her props. double-plus good
     
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  10. FenderGyrl

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    Small Moves:
    Was a busy day at the Home Office. Had enough energy to finish up the headstock and trim the dowels.

    Time to lay down for awhile.
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  11. FenderGyrl

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    I've worked on Decals where I was able to make them disappear under the Clear Coat.

    You have to use a 1/2" x 1/2" Sanding Cube. You just work the Clear that is over the Decal. You don't want to sand any of the surrounding clear. It takes time.
    And patience. This one is fine as is right now.
    FG
     
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    61fury Friend of Leo's

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    Great work FenderGyrl ! I bet the look on your friends face when she puts her hands on your re-creation will be priceless. I too like to rescue abused cheap guitars (see my post in Les Paul knockoff thread) probably as penance for the mayhem I committed on vintage instruments back in the day. :(
     
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    This is some really nice work. I like all the things you've done here! It's coming along really well.
     
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    not much let to do on this one except throw another few strings on; came out great
     
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    Update:
    During work breaks today, I knocked out the Fret Work.
    It went pretty fast.

    Set the neck and threw some junky strings on it. Here's where I'm at:

    The Saddle Screws wont have to be cut down. I put an .040 Shim in the neck pocket, clamped it and redrilled the neck mount holes. The saddles are good to go.

    I figured that I would have to reset the bridge. And yeah... it's off by 1/8th of an inch left and right. It's also cockeyed by 1/8th. I can barely set the harmonics on the Low E. The bridge needs to be moved. Not a big deal. I saved time not having to cut the saddle post screws.
     
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    Also...I need to get the Lace Sensor raised up. Since I need to pull it from its cavity to mark up the new position for the bridge, I'll add a slat of wood and foam into the cavity.

    So ... pull the PUP.
    Mark up the new bridge placement.

    Add wood to the PUP Cavity.

    She'll be good to go.
     
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    Nice work, FG!
     
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