- Nov 30, 2010
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really nice find, HNED!
If I buy a used guitar I line up all the chemicals I need to make it mine. I use a bit of window cleaner for the fretboard first, but I don't soak it with it. I let it dry good, which only takes a few minutes. Then I'll take the 6000 grid micro mesh and grind the fretboard thorroughly. That doesn't take off much material but leaves an ultrasmooth surface. A bit of window cleaner again and the ground wood will erect it's little hairs that I grind off with the even finer micromesh. Wipe off dry, apply Lemonoil that I'll let sink into the wood for a few minutes and polish it out with and old sock and a lot of ellbow grease.
The micromesh is also great for the frets, leaves a highgloss surface for smooth bends
That is just soooooooooo nice!!!!! Which means it demands a sound file be added to this thread...
Receiving dirty guitars seems to be the thing to do this week. I'm about to start cleaning up the Ibanez S470 I received yesterday. My wife teased me it's such a mess I should make it sleep outside on the patio instead of bringing it into the house.
IMO, they look even better with gold knobs and the covers on the pups.
I'm about to replace the pickups in my Epi Korina Explorer with Duncans but cannot decide whether to cover them or leave them open coiled. Looking at the pictures in the OP I think I want to go open coiled and to put black speed knobs on it, but looking at the picture above makes me want to cover them and leave the gold speed knobs on there.
I like the look of the gold knobs and the gold p'up covers as well but my bridge and tail piece have a fair amount of age & wear on them, don't know how the new shiny gold w/ look with the dull worn gold right beside it
Keep us posted Colchar, would love to see whatever upgrades you go with.