Dipping my foot back in

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by guitar guy, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
  2. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Glad to know you’re still around! Thanks!
     
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  3. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
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  4. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Oh yeah… STRINGS!!! image.jpg
     
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  5. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Age:
    56
    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    And both have Peavey Mystics,… well Guitar Guy was trying to rebuild one I recall…..what are the chances?
     
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  6. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    I still have it. Still plan on building it.
     
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  7. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    So far I pulled the strings off and started cleaning it. I’m not doing a full on disassembly, but I went over all the guitar with rubbing alcohol, a tooth brush, some qtips, and a rag. Pulled off the broken pickup ring and started working on that as well. I superglued the cracked portion, then I superglued a pair of toothpicks to the existing surface of the broken holes. I did this so that I have a marker when I add material back to the ring. Here’s pics. CCE8B4F8-71C5-4B46-80AB-512F4AC17733.jpeg 7F1E83C0-4620-49F0-8D08-939351B16A1F.jpeg

    I also grabbed some sandpaper for cleaning the oxidation and the crusty dna off of the frets.
     
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  8. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    So I gave the frets a quick cleaning and well… they are flat and worn at the top… so I’m going to do a basic set up and tackle the refret later. But I don’t think there’s enough meat left to recrown, and to fret level would be one hell of an undertaking.
     
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  9. White Dog

    White Dog Squier-Meister

    265
    Oct 19, 2011
    Iowa
    I would make sure I got some wood glue in the cracks at the neck pocket...suction cup it in deep. Other than that; yah...a good cleaning, and fixing the pickup ring (as you are), and play that bad boy. I like it.
     
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  10. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    The cracks were already repaired by a previous luthier. What looks like a crack is missing paint. At least that has been my assessment.
     
  11. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
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    got the pickup ring in some epoxy… granted I went over the top with the epoxy
     
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  12. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    The epoxy was years old and wasn’t curing. So I had to peal it all off and I’m making a second attempt with the adhesive I wanted to use in the first place.
     
  13. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Just checked it first thing this morning, still a little soft, but with as thick as I put it down, not surprised. It’ll harden up. Trucking right along!!!
     
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  14. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Finally found some time to shape the reconstruction. It’s roughed in at least. image.jpg
     
  15. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    35
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Ugh!!! Went to drill the holes and this happened… gonna have to re glue and used a deemed i think