Great, another project...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by daan, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    Wow that baby got hit! If you can close the front crack, you maybe able to sand and refinish the rest. If you have to fill the crack rather than close it, you're better off with a new paint job. You may try a "dry run" with a nylon tie down strap, wrapped around the upper bouts. Crank it up tight, and it may pull that crack together. If so, do it again with glue and let it set overnight.

    Or you can go with that red metallic, nice.
     
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  2. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Great!.. another project!..
    is there a echo in here?..
    The love you give is equal to the love youll recieve... " TL. Tele"
     
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  3. rolie

    rolie Squier-Meister

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    Apr 12, 2019
    Southern California
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  4. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    The seller made it good, so it’s officially mine now. It’ll be a project but it’ll be fun to see if I can make it good again
     
  5. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I couldn’t get the photo to attach for some reason... C2B46D4E-384C-43AC-8FE2-B198A9A35954.jpeg
     
  6. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Dang that case.. is that your "for pictures" case?..
    What year is it?.. or decade i should say..
     
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  7. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Ok so I got the bridge plate cleaned up. The brass saddles (and their screws) were SO rusty, I twisted the head off one of them, and had to use a hacksaw to cut another one off. :( The Stainless ones were fine, though... (I did soak them in oil overnight before trying to remove them) I ordered a new set of saddles,
    https://g-l-online-store.myshopify.com/products/saddle-set-for-asat-classic
    I don’t know if I’m gonna use all 6 brass ones, or leave on the E-A stainless ones.
     

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  8. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    When I bought the original parts caster, I didn’t even think of a case for it. When I was paying for it, the other sales guy said he thought it came with one, and brought this one out of the back. I felt like it was just a bonus on top of such a well -playing guitar! So I don’t know how old the case is, but I bet it’s a lot older than the guitar was
     
  9. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Well that could make for a interesting experiment.. :)
     
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  10. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Who needs to get ready for work? I got guitars to work on! Once I chipped off the broken finish, the crack just closed itself up. But I’m gluing it anyway, just to make sure. 4CCBE76F-374A-4ACA-871A-84DE7B985FE0.jpeg 10CE8D5A-5FEB-4979-8FB1-D372EB0994C1.jpeg 96F52C70-105D-45D3-9D4E-9248347E8B7E.jpeg
     
  11. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    The glue-up continues. It’s gonna get real ugly, before it gets better...

    12A11851-C336-450D-88DD-D40E5B62821B.jpeg 3F159D20-CBD2-40AD-94D8-1F82B9808DEF.jpeg
     
  12. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    70DD3E4F-B7AF-4244-83F1-31774DBDBC25.jpeg A894EBFF-7B62-466B-81A6-A5717ADAE7B4.jpeg So a million years ago I had a Hondo Jazz bass copy. It was all Ash, 100% for sure not plywood. It looked like it got dragged behind a car or some PO used it to bat rocks, or something. I spent the better part of a winter steaming and drop filling the whole thing with Superglue, since it had a clear finish. It took a looooong time, but it really was flat and smooth when I was done. I think this thing will turn out about the same, and I’ll wetsand the whole thing so the gloss level matches that of the neck it’s getting. It’s gonna look pretty good when it’s done!
     
  13. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Can you take a heat gun to that clear?
     
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  14. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-holic

    Age:
    65
    Oct 2, 2018
    Missouri
    Hey sell the corroded parts as "relic'd".
     
  15. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I thought about doing that. If this wasn’t a hollow body, I probably would have. I didn’t want to separate the top off of the back...
     
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  16. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  17. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Wiring up the pickguard 07E44CFC-C1F0-4A81-A208-8073AFDB5955.jpeg 03440CBD-69BB-4B6B-B9B4-9F5C4473B263.jpeg

    I still have to open up the neck pickup hole, because it’s Strat shaped. I MAY have to enlarge the body route as well, but I’ll get to that later.
     
  18. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    1B37D6DE-A522-4F2C-9BEC-2905C0F99C01.jpeg 89C120DF-4870-4487-8A76-1AC28E71D423.jpeg FBD8A978-4C3F-44DE-9A9A-49995D48887B.jpeg So I had it in what I thought was a safe place, I’d put the superglue into the missing finish, and let it dry. It’s thin CA, which for some reason I thought would be easier to use. Well, someone put it up on a shelf, the glue ran all over the place, and the body glued itself to the left-handed Tele I’ve been making for a friend of mine
    :( I guess I gotta sand the whole body down now, and refinish the other one, too...
     
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  19. rorygman

    rorygman Squier-Nut

    Age:
    64
    661
    May 9, 2017
    Barcelona
    Great photos, @daan - keep 'em coming; those Thinline Tele's look awesome. But those damage photos then the superglue accident story are pretty painful haha ... so it will be great to see the refurbished body, once it emerges from your hard work.
    Cheers, rorygman :cool:
     
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  20. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    I got the neck pickup mounted in the pick guard. It was cut for a Tele neck pickup so I had to enlarge it for the Strat sized “Lil 59” I have. The rout in the body needed to be bigger, too. The weird haze from the superglue fumes will just buff out with Scratch-X, so I’m fairly confident I can get this looking good again.
     
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