Thank god for patrons who feel I can also do justice to electric guitars!
One young man came in with his electric swearing that he would not let anyone else touch his guitar!!
Thankfully for me, there wasn’t anything majorly wrong with the guitar. There was a buzz up the neck, past the 12th fret and the fretwires were tarnished and needed some love and attention.
As I began work, the young man taught me how to take the strings off the guitar (so, I’m getting there)!
With strings off, I found there were more than a couple of fretwires that were raised. Tapping helped some, others not so much, and so, out came the fretwire file.
A few strokes and a check, and a few strokes and a check and the offending fretwires had ‘fallen in line’.
Next, it was time to turn my attention to the fretboard and how the fretwires looked. Four grits of sandpaper, steel wool and some chrome polish made it look like a job well done.
But before that there was need for the pickups to be protected.
Once the fretboard had been given a coat of the ‘love potion’, it did make it look pretty
And here’s what the entire guitar looked like once I was through with it
I was happy with the results and hope the customer is too. More satisfying was the thought that an old dog can learn new tricks, after all!
Just a small post this time; next time it is back to acoustics!