Category Archives for "Repairs"

Fret-board dandruff |

Fret-board dandruff Had the chance to get one of my guitars on the bench a while back.  I actually bought this one used so the frets already had some wear (plus I am hard on frets when I play).  The white flakes on the second pic down are not dandruff, but because of the bad flat […]

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Rated PG|

Rated PG |This Ibanez PG belongs to a good friend of mine, it has a few good miles on it as evident by the wear on the frets.I gave it a good all round clean up, leveled, crowned and polish frets, set up and intonation with new strings and its now plays and sounds great. […]

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Fret job and intonation = huge difference!

Fret job and intonation = huge difference!This one belongs to one of my students.  The intonation was miles off as someone had fitted the bridge back to front.  With that fixed and a level and crown on the fret-board, this thing now plays and sound great! dav Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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An Eko from the past

An Eko from the pastThis one came with with a lot of issues.  Apart from the general wear from the fact that the Guitar was made in the 70s, the guitar had a major belly bulge, which I corrected using a “bulge buster”.  I also fashioned a new bridge saddle, cut a new nut, fixed […]

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Tokia Tele

Tokai TeleTokai have made some really nice guitars over the years.  This awesome Tokia Tele just had a bit of a birthday, polished frets, general cleanup and service, along with a fresh set of strings, a set up and intonation done.  Plays really nicely now, hard to put it down.  Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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Whats on Tele?

Whats on Tele?Some nice shiny frets, that’s what! But they didn’t always look like this!A student bought this Tele from an online store in Europe.It is actually a really nice guitar, well now anyways.  The body is Ash, nicely finished, the pickups sound good, the neck has a great feel, but the frets were lacking […]

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Yes do blame your tools.

Yes do blame your tools.I see this all too often… Students struggling to play on a guitar because of its poor set up.Though I have seen this on big price “brand name” guitars also, often it is the low to middle range guitars that come from the factory with very little attentions paid to strings […]

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Small details make a big difference

Small details make a big differenceThis in a guitar that a student left with me for a set up and new strings etc.Amazing the difference made to a mid-range guitar (not that old) with some attention to detail.A lower action, new strings and a fret polish can make an amazing difference to your guitarEnd result […]

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Not so super!

Not so SuperThis beautiful hand made Kauri Ukulele came to me covered in Super glue blotches from a previous repair attempt. A lot of time and patience spent fine polishing has seen this one to start to come right. Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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Don’t loose your head!

Don’t loose your headThis one came to me in a bit of a state.  Couldn’t go for perfect here as would not have been cost effective based on the value of the guitar. Finished product came out well though. Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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