Case studies...

The examples below detail some of the processes of restoration, modification and repairs to a few guitars that we have been involved with.

From "basket case" projects, to necessary repairs and improvements, as well as cosmetic makeovers....


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1964 Gretsch country gentleman rebind, neck reset and fretboard true up with refret

Gretsch rebinding is a common occurance in our workshop. Many 60's model suffer with the dreaded binding rot! This 1964 country gentleman was in need of a full body and neck rebind and also needed a neck reset due to the shallow neck to body angle.

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Gibson EB2 bass extensive repairs and refinish © 2021 Guitar Angel

1965 Gibson EB2 bass extensive repair and restoration

This lovely EB2 had lost most of its original electrics and its finish had been sanded off, resulting in damaged veneer and bindings. The headstock had been refaced with plywood and it had a fingerboard with non central dot markers, added on top of the original. Time to undo all the nasties and get it back into tip top order.

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Epiphone EB3 bass extensive neck break/repair

This EB3 bass arrived with the headstock completely off, the fingerboard broken and partly missing, along with a missing nut and some inlays. The truss rod was still in perfect condition.

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Fender Stratocaster 1976 restoration © 2021 Guitar Angel

1976 Fender Stratocaster Restoration

This 1976 strat had many years of tobacco staining and discolouration all over the body and headstock. The pickguard was also damaged.

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Restored Epiphone Blackstone 1938 © 2021 Guitar Angel

Epiphone Blackstone restoration

This 1938 Epiphone Blackstone arrived in a bit of a sorry state with splits to the body top, a crudely added cut  in pickup and control panel along with a  bowed neck and poor neck to body angle. There was also some missing binding and the back was falling off!

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Gibson EB0 1967 restoration © 2021 Guitar Angel

Gibson EB0 1967 restoration

This bass arrived with its finish stripped off, an added rear pickup rout which had been filled, a broken pickup, no other electrics, and no fretboard!

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