2002 standard to '59 'burst re-fin make-over project.

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  1. badly drawn les

    badly drawn les Senior Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
  2. GeeJay

    GeeJay Senior Member

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    Superb work and a great thread. Thanks.

    It seems typical for 2002 standards to have nice figuring. I looked at and played quite a few of them at the time and they were all nice guitars, including the one that came home with me.
     
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    phil0333 Junior Member

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    Did you do any trimming on the pickup rings to make them fit the contour of the top?

    Great Job, enjoyed the thread
     
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    Jura Senior Member

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    The stock truss rod cover doesn't do the guitar justice. :)
    PM me your address, I'll send you a cracked Historic truss rod cover I have sitting here.
     
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    badly drawn les Senior Member

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    Thanks. No trimming needed, they bend to fit just fine.
     
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    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    What pick guard material did you use,I'm looking to make my own now.
    Great job btw.
     
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    badly drawn les Senior Member

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    The most accurate colour match is from WD Music. I bought a sheet & probably have some left over. Let me have a dig around.
     
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    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    Thanks, do you remember if it's just the cream one.
     
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    badly drawn les Senior Member

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    Not sure what you mean. I did some research & the WD was the closest to a '59 colour, so that's what I got. You're welcome to come over & check it out. I'm in Cricklewood.
     
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    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    I just looked at wd music was it the thick cream coloured one, they do a thin sheet too.
    Might take you up on a meet up, wouldn't mind looking at it, I'll be ageing a replica I made, it's the darkburst in other single cut replica thread.
    I haven't got a big enough freezer so I'm going to leave it outside when it's colder.
     
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    badly drawn les Senior Member

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    Just checked WD, yup, they do more now, I think the regular cream, not thin or lam. They only did one when I got mine. Still welcome to come over. I have one complete & enough spare for another. Saw your darkburst, cool. Be good to compare notes. Maybe go halves on a chest freezer, hah.
     
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    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    I'd love to meet up but won't be for a few weeks, trying to finish stuff, Jeff beck style Lp, nearly there.
    How did you age your pointers, I'm using hydrochloric acid fumes but it's not doing enough.

    A chest freezer would be great wouldn't it.

    Cheers.
     
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    guidothepimmp Senior Member

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    What a transformation, great skills and great outcome!
     
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    Incredible results. And here I am trying to age a switch tip and messing it up...
     
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    Great thread! Thank you. Your sanding of the bare body is fantastic and you've got some great wood there. Appreciate your thoroughness -- looking forward to seeing what develops.
     
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    Hi Tony, killer job on the refin. Just outstanding. Would you share what you use to darken the nicks and scratches so they stand out? What 'gunk' goes in there?

    Also how long did you leave your guitar in the freezer, how long out before going back into the freezer. I run restaurants and have several walk-in freezers at my disposal that I plan to put to good use this weekend on my current SG project. Thanks for any insight you're willing to offer.

    Cheers,
    Adam
     
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    badly drawn les Senior Member

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    Thanks XW. These days I use the wadding style metal polish (duraglit or brasso) rub it on a raw nickel 'bucker cover, which gives a greyish gunk. Then rub into the nicks & dings.
    I leave it in the freezer overnight, then put it in the airing cupboard (with the water heater tank) in the morning before I go to work, then check it when I get home. It can take 5 or 6 goes. I avoid heating it quickly with fan heaters or heat guns. I figure that only heats the surface, wheras you need the whole body to expand at the same rate.
     
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    For nickel parts I just dip them in Ferric Chloride for 5 seconds then rinse. When dry I rub down with some manky old micromesh.
     
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    Thank you. You're a gentleman. I'll let you know how the progress goes on mine.
     
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    Are the sides of the fretboard painted on this one? Looks like it.
     
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