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....


Restored Epiphone Blackstone 1938 © 2022 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 SG neck reset © 2022 Guitar Angel

2 neck resets

70's Gibson SG neck reset and Hofner President bass neck refit along with a little refurbishment work.

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Gibson EB0 1967 restoration © 2022 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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1964 Fender Jazz bass guitar body restoration © 2022 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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Truss rod repair to a 1974 Rickenbacker 4001 bass © 2022 Guitar Angel

Truss rod repair to a 1974 Rickenbacker 4001 bass

A repair to a Rickenbacker 4001 bass from 1974 where the truss rods would not keep the neck straight under string tension...

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Neck reprofile on a Fender '72 Deluxe reissue © 2022 Guitar Angel

Neck reprofile on a Fender '72 Deluxe reissue

The owner of this guitar came to us to change the back profile of the neck of this guitar to feel more like his Les Paul...

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