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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by rykus, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Les Kiwi

    Les Kiwi Senior Member

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    What’s your plan for the headstock?
     
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  2. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    I would imagine a neck replacement, probably too much internal damage besides the charring of the wood to "save" it.

    Have it milled out professionally and install a new neck,.....the body is kinda cool like it is.:D
     
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  3. Tomburst

    Tomburst Senior Member

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    So sorry to hear that sad news. I'm sure we can all imagine losing our treasured Lesters,they so important to us right now yet not really that important in the grand scheme of things and an experience like this puts things into perspective. So glad no one was hurt and that your cat and dog were unharmed. All the best looking forward,im sure some great guitars will come your way. Be sure to post them when they do. Along with your restoration of course which will truly be a one off and a definite keeper.
     
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    Shadow Explorer Senior Member

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    I wholeheartedly wish you good luck with the restoration!!
    I won't lie, from an observer's perspective your guitar's body looks cool as it is. It has a story to tell.
    Something all those faked relics will never have.
    But I can Imagine that you would love to see it as close to her original shape as possible.
     
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  5. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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    Yeah that's rough. I'm looking forward to seeing it when you finish. Best wishes.
     
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  6. BadMojo

    BadMojo MLP Vendor

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    Glad you are ok! Sorry for your loss. She was beautiful.
     
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  7. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Oh my god what a tragedy for you and your family....I'm glad, so glad no one was hurt...

    Guitars are replaceable.

    On that note ...I think a re-neck and an aging to the neck and new headstock to match the body as is....

    Though you probably want to erase that nightmare....

    keep us posted.
     
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    tnvol Senior Member

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    Wow. Don't quite know what to say.
     
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  9. elephantrider

    elephantrider Senior Member

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    that would be a good mantle piece, with an interesting and heartbreaking story to tell.
    good luck with the finish. that body is awesome looking. hate to say that ...
     
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  10. rykus

    rykus Senior Member

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    Yeah I'm just sanding the burnt off, going to try n salvage the missing inlay off my 2001 as the neck isn't too burned then make a headstock out of the body of my 2010 R9.., there is just the mahogany and most of it burned, hopefully enough is solid to get the rest of the headstock at least... neck/truss rod is good and fingerboard works... cant decide if I should rebind it or leave it be like mike bloomfields burst,lol... I want to find two pieces of binding for the body though.. already sanded off a bit more burn and glueing the top back on as it de lam'd by the selector switch.

    But yeah, I'm going to spray clear over the wood n rock it as is... just need some tuners and a yeah I think there is enough good wood that I can get a peg head on her!
     
  11. sws1

    sws1 V.I.P. Member

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    That looks like something Joe Perry would play.

    Sorry about your loss.
     
  12. Thorin

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    I'm a forestry firefighter...and when the fire reaches the houses...we see a lot of things burned......we see many lost personal belongings ... it's sad

    But this time....I do not know what to think about seeing this ... I do not know how I would feel if they were mine ... I'm sorry, mate

    I hope you will can bring back to life...


    Salud!!
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    Very sorry to hear that. Glad your fixen her up. Could be pretty cool when your done?
     
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    59noob Senior Member

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    All the craze about the use of roasted wood in luthiery these days, I've always wondered how a roasted LP would sound.
     
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  15. rykus

    rykus Senior Member

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    Ha ha , I guess we will find out!

    Tone roasted pickups,lol..,

    I use to have a old goldtop I took to jams and played anywhere I felt a risk, I think this guitar will be ugly enough most people will let her be... my 2001 is my favourite but the body is burned worse and the neck less.. still going to clean her up too I think.

    Anyways thanks for all the comments, I got almost all the char off the top last night and too glued back down. Going to have to sand for another few hrs tonight and start cutting into the headstock... hoping I got a set of Grovers but might buy some heavy aged tuner tips if not..,
     
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    I Break Things Senior Member

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    Dang. I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad your family and pets are ok.

    That LP looks really cool though. I like the idea of putting on a new neck. That thing has mojo for days.

    Best of luck recovering, mate.
     
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    And I'll be damned if they don't make cool wall clocks as well. Like my old '73 hardtail Strat...
     
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    gkelm Senior Member

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    Oh my, what an aweful thing to endure, glad that everybody's okay. I know guitars are only stuff, but still, what a heartbreak! All the best in your restoration efforts...and thanks for posting.
     
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    so sorry to hear this bad news... condolences to you ...
     
  20. Jairus Salmeron

    Jairus Salmeron Junior Member

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    Sorry for your loss friend :( hope everyone was ok though
     

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