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 Post subject: Imp mutt
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:28 am 
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Forgot I had not posted this.
Maple neck restore, burst refin body from the firefighter.
Trying imgbb.com for pics....here goes...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:38 am 
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Good lookin' fiddle :thumbs

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 Post subject: Imp mutt
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:44 am 
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That look great! I'm guessing you must have stripped it down to the wood and started over with that finish? Also did the neck restore include a headstock repair? Sorry so many Qs... I just started a sort of weekend luthier apprenticeship and the primary reason is so I can learn and do a good job restoring Kramers, so I'm eager to see what techniques people are using and what is the standard for exceptional results. For starters, we have a maple pointy and a nightswan neck with broken headstocks. Like everybody else, I'm so bummed to lose the old forum material as I was just starting to scrape the surface of the instruction and examples accumulated there.

But that burst looks super! Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:20 am 
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viewtopic.php?f=32&t=56#p265

This is the neck save. It was banana-ized. :cen
Bought the body this way. Decent job. May re-do it one day. shrug


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"taking the saw to it was the hardest part"

No sh*t, I get nervous just thinking about it!

Did you cut it with a band saw, mitre saw, or other?

Thanks for that reference, though! I've got a couple focus necks with poor hs re-glues, and I'll probably start by redoing those to build my skills, then slowly work up to the more valuable ones like the maple reverse hs and the swan.

Any other instructional references from anybody else would be appreciated, either now or in the future.

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Classic II red Tele
Ferrington red Tele
81 Pioneer Bass
various Foci
various pieces parts...
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin LX1E, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year


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Forgot I had not posted this.
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I'm calling Kramer Abuse......this beauty may never receive the attention she deserves if you can't remember to show her off....send her south immediately :poke :guns

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Looks good. :thumbs


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Full Crib wrote:
sixstring wrote:
Forgot I had not posted this.
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I'm calling Kramer Abuse......this beauty may never receive the attention she deserves if you can't remember to show her off....send her south immediately :poke :guns

It's been my main go-to on stage.
Just used it this afternoon for an outdoor show. :bananahead

Sidenote: can you see the pics of the headstock repair or are they blocked by PB?


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Doc wrote:
"taking the saw to it was the hardest part"

No sh*t, I get nervous just thinking about it!

Did you cut it with a band saw, mitre saw, or other?

Thanks for that reference, though! I've got a couple focus necks with poor hs re-glues, and I'll probably start by redoing those to build my skills, then slowly work up to the more valuable ones like the maple reverse hs and the swan.

Any other instructional references from anybody else would be appreciated, either now or in the future.

I used a hacksaw believe it or not. Small teeth on the blade saved any chip outs at the edges. Took it nice & slow.
I've re-uploaded some of the before-after pics using imgbb.


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