I guess this is the one for sale on gbase? Maybe it should be in the classified section.
The butcher of Ohio strikes again, two old guitars had to get mutilated to give you something else to put up for sale.
Here's one more possibility for you: I don't like the work. This is not the first luthier I've criticized on this forum (see those links above) and I'm sure it won't be the last.
You can keep trying to charm me all you want, but I don't think it's going to change my opinion :D
The way you finished and aged/faded that area really emphasizes that, and that is one of several aesthetic decisions that I don't agree with. The overall effect, to me, is one of an aggressively artificially aged neck that stands out way too much. The binding looks chewed up as well, maybe from...
Feel free to attack my opinions. Attacking me personally is over the line. Read my posts on this thread:
Ultimately Eelco had the work on his guitar redone.
Or read this one, where a happy new...
So that explains why it looks so unnatural. It's not the original wear, but some kind of recreation of it. The neck wear on this guitar has been:
1) sanded back for the first refinish
3) sanded back again for your refinish
4) finished over
5) chemically stripped
Look at the photo you posted, on the bass side of the neck - it's clean. But in the refinished guitar there are dark splotches there, and "stripes" of wear and fading going all the way to the neck heel on the bass side. So it's not original.
The guitar was refinished before that photo was...
I like the burst, it is a cool guitar. The top is great.
I would not be happy with the result of the refinish though. The neck especially is a train wreck.
a) it looks nothing like natural wear on a well played neck
b) why would you wear the finish off a refinished neck? makes no sense...
He gave you bad advice.
These buttons are designed to be installed by putting them in boiling water for two minutes, and then pushing them on the tuner shafts. That softens them just enough to mold around the spline. There is a video of the manufacturer doing it this way on youtube.