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    Fender Bi Flex Truss Rod Woes

    I recently purchased a 2018 Fender American Stratocaster Special at a discount because of a "bad neck". When it arrived the walnut plug was not glued in and the neck was convex (hump in the middle of the neck). I took the walnut plug out, installed a brand new nut, glued in the walnut plug and...
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    Trouble with polyurethane refinish

    What would? Could I spray lacquer over the top and sand that back?
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    Trouble with polyurethane refinish

    I'm doing a partial refinish on an old Teisco neck and I'm having some trouble with applying polyurethane. I am using an oil based polyurethane clear gloss finish and I'm not getting the results I was hoping for. I've sanded back and reapplied several times with a foam brush and the finish...
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    Fender MIM Stratocaster finish crack

    I think you're probably right about the extreme temperatures and humidity. I thoroughly cleaned the entire guitar and noticed a fair amount of patina on the hardware which would suggest that it's seen a good deal of moisture. I'll try to fix the finish cracks and skunk stripe but wouldn't...
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    Fender MIM Stratocaster finish crack

    I just purchased a Fender MIM Stratocaster for $75 and it is in very good shape apart from two significant flaws. First off, the skunk stripe is protruding past the maple neck from about the second fret up until around the 6th fret. It is quite noticeable and distracting while playing. I'm...
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    Boss Peds (added RV3 vintage pink label)

    Hey, I'm interested in the Ibanez TS9 for $72 total with the DOD FX25B Envelope Filter as the free item. Send me a PM and let me know.
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    Japanese Kingston guitar truss rod

    Alright thank you. Do you know of any other companies who do their truss rods this way? How common is this?
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    Japanese Kingston guitar truss rod

    I am currently doing an overhaul on a ~1960's Kingston guitar. I'm attempting to straighten the neck but after removing the truss rod cover and the neck from the body I've discovered something a bit unusual. The truss rod at the headstock end does not seem to be easily adjusted. The space...
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    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    What was wrong with the inlays?
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    Pickup options for old acoustic

    I hadn't considered a Jazzmaster pickup, I think I may give it a shot. I feel like I can make that work without modding the guitar. Thank you!
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    Pickup options for old acoustic

    I recently had a late ~1930s Vaquero guitar fixed up and brought into playing condition. I really like this guitar. It is my only acoustic as I am an electric guitar player. I was wondering what kind of options I have regarding a pickup? I only have about 7/16" clearence for a pickup near the...
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    NGD - Ibanez IC400 Iceman

    I own this guitar also, it's pretty decent but IMO the stock pickups sound very dull, fairly loud but little character. I'm looking to sell mine because it's just not my kind of guitar.
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    Guitar identification ~1970 Japan?

    What do you mean the spring is a shame? Not original?
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    Guitar identification ~1970 Japan?

    The knobs wouldn't surprise me, I looked at the pickups and they aren't your standard import single coils, although they look like it. It's almost like a hybrid of those two styles. I'll see if I can post some pictures this weekend.
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    Guitar identification ~1970 Japan?

    It has a rectangular 4 bolt neck plate.
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    Guitar identification ~1970 Japan?

    I bought this guitar today for $50. I was told that it is ~1970's and likely made in japan. I was also told it could be a Harmony but I can't find it online. I know I've seen this guitar before. Does anyone have any info on it and what it was worth? I'd really appreciate it.
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    Question on 3 wire humbuckers

    So I'm doing some rewiring on an Ibanez IC400 and I came across something curious. The guitar has 3 wires coming from each humbucker. One wire is the ground wire with the other two I'm assuming to be the start and finish of the pickup. I am referring to the green humbucker wire in this picture...
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    Question on Erlewine Neck Jig

    I'm actually in New York. My workshop is in my basement and both the temperature and humidity are pretty low. The guitar has been down there for well over a week. I did not consider that temperature and humidity may be the issue but it sounds plausible. Based on the comments I will start the...
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    Question on Erlewine Neck Jig

    What I mean is that there is relief in the neck. Upbow may be the wrong term.

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