Case studies...

The examples below detail some of the processes involved in 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....


Epiphone Blackstone restoration © 2020 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 © 2020 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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Fender Telecaster fitted with a Parsons Green Hipshot B Bender © 2020 Guitar Angel

Fender Telecaster fitted with a Parsons Green Hipshot B Bender

The owner of this Fender Telecaster guitar asked for a Parsons Green Hipshot B bender to be installed to the guitar.

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Gibson Nighthawk refinish © 2020 Guitar Angel

Gibson Nighthawk refinish

The owner of this mid 90's Nighthawk was dissatisfied with the sinkage and cracking that had occurred on the paintwork, particularly on the body so decided that a complete strip and refinish in Pelham blue was in order.

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1964 Fender Jazz bass guitar body restoration © 2020 Guitar Angel

1964 Fender Jazz bass guitar body restoration

This pre CBS Fender jazz bass arrived looking rather gloomy. The body had been repainted many times. There was black over white, red, grey, primer, more red!

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Gibson SG neck reset © 2020 Guitar Angel

Gibson SG neck reset

This '70's SG is the "deluxe" model which has no neck angle and the neck is set proud of the body. Over the years the body had bowed a little and the neck pulled forward making it very difficult to get a low action.

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