What a fantastic night out, watching The Story of the Guitar Heroes in the New Theatre Royal Lincoln. I’ve been struggling for more years than I care to remember to master the Guitar, I could practice for 25 hours a day for the next 200 years and I’ll still not achieve these levels! The playing […]
A friend of mine has asked me if I know of anyone interested in a Les Paul Custom? I don’t right now, do you? He wants £2200 for it, any offers?
All done. Cut the slots in the nut and finished off with a full setup. Looks even better with strings fitted. To see the re-fret in full click here.
I’ve got a few pre-shaped bone nuts but, alas, none that would fit. The only other blanks I’ve got are a little large and will therefore need a little more work to make one fit. Once I’ve cut it roughly down to size (I’ll get at least 2 nuts from that blank) I’ll use the sanding disk to […]
It’s coming along, slowly, but then re-shaping and polishing each fret is rather time-consuming. There really is no other way of doing it but one at a time with finer and finer micromesh cloth. Neck complete. The next step is to make a new nut then bolt the neck back on the guitar. To see […]
Just now and again something really nice comes across the bench. In this case an early 90s US Stratocaster. What’s nice, and almost a little odd is the condition. The frets are badly worn, it really has seen some use. However it’s also been well kept and is in fantastic condition, this guitar really has been loved. Really […]
Ouch! Bet that hurt…. Luckily it’s a clean break, along the grain and the parts fit together well. The veneer on the face of the head has kept it together. The guy taped it back together to keep it in place which is good. If you ever do break something like this it’s always best […]
A nice new Stratocaster. Nothing much wrong with it, but the owner just wanted the action lowering and setting up. Starting at the top; the string height over the nut (measured at the 1st fret) was fine. The set in the neck was a rather high (0.023″) so I’ll straighten that out a little. The action height […]
Rather a nice acoustic, although the owner wasn’t happy with the action height, It was a little high. Unfortunately, as with most acoustics, it isn’t adjustable. The only solution is to physically reduce the height of the bridge. Grinding down the bridge. The Neck also had a little to much of a curve as well […]
Jacksons have never been my style, I find them a little too extreme, but this one is nice. The main problem is the Floyd Rose is rather worn, in particular the screw threads have been stripped out There really isn’t much I can do with that but replace it. At some point the Guitar has also […]