Clive Brown to do a simple '59 Jr resto?

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  1. loverocker

    loverocker Member

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    Hi all. I've got a '59 Jr that I bought years ago from DaveP at The Other Forum. Has served me well for years, but I want to get the one niggle (previously routed for humbucker, as shown in the attached photo!) sorted as best as can be. A search here reveals many threads saying that Clive Brown is THE man to go to.

    But my Google-Fu is weak - he flies so low under the radar he might as well be a mole!

    I understand that it's his choice, so if someone in the know could PM me his phone number or email address, I'd be a very happy chap.

    TIA

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  2. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Send Yuuki a PM as, from memory, he knows Clive Brown. Yuuki is Jumping@Shadows on MLPF.

    If you don't get anywhere I know an alternative in England that may well be an even better option.

    :cheers2:
     
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    That's barely noticeable. I understand having a niggle but... If the finish is original I would probably leave that one alone. It looks great to my eye.
     
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  4. Kris Ford

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    I looked for 3 minutes..can't see it..
     
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    I think that the white line below the pup may be the edge of the routing job.
     
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  6. Frutiger

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    Or just send Yuuki a PM and get him to do it!

    Although he's got a load of very cool stuff on the go at the moment, so there might be a bit of a wait.
     
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    that could be repaired...I would just leave it
     
  8. Kris Ford

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    Red Sharpie will make that disappear forever.
     
  9. Kris Ford

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    This SG Jr had a HB..
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    I literally used a tooth pick, and a red sharpie..moved dogear cover a C hair, and it covered everything nicely...
    USED to look like this: :cool:
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    if it sounds great I wouldn't even bother going to the hassle of shipping it for something you can hardleys even see,, what if it gets a broken neck on its travels..
     
  11. Curious George

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    Clive... great guy.

    That being said... wouldn't touch one single thing!
     
  12. loverocker

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    Thanks for all of the advice guys. I know it's hard to spot, but I know it's there!Oddly, it's not the slightly whitened edge that really bugs me - it's the deeper red shadow left from the original dog-ear position.

    Just to update: I did get in touch with Clive and he says he's busy until March next year!
     
  13. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    I know that feeling all too well, you know that there is something there and you can't not see it.
    I'd pass on the red sharpie though and get some nitro in the right colour and fix it with that.
    Nitro is quite nice to work with, the new lacquer will blend nicely with the old.
     
  14. loverocker

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    Just to update: I went to see Yuuki and we've got a Plan B that should keep everyone happy. We did think of a way to make it all-but-invisible - but that meant removing more wood to create a repair with just one grain-wise joint. And the old girl's suffered enough, and we agreed it was better to remove nothing.

    I will bump the thread with 'after' photos once it's back with me, and if Yuuki wants to share his secret sauce recipes and 'during' photos on this thread, that's fine by me, too. Not going to ever misrepresent this guitar's history, so am happy to show it warts and all.
     
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  15. Guitarman123

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    Hi Mate, do you have Clive Browns contact details I have a project I think would be the perfect guy for ?
    Thanks
     

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