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3rd October 2020

Nitro refinishes and acoustic setups

We've had quite a run on refinish work lately, mainly sunbursts and blonds and also some necks for refurnishment. 1967 Fender Coronado, Fender custom shop 65 strat, 1967 maple cap telecaster neck.

Also check out these rather nice modern acoustics that came in for restringing and setting up with a low action

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Sunburst and blond nitrocellulose refinishes © 2020 Guitar Angel
1967 Fender coronado, Fender custom shop 65 strat, Fender maple cap tele neck 1967 © 2020 Guitar Angel
butterscotch blond nitrocellulose © 2020 Guitar Angel
Martin D18 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Epiphone Masterbilt Zenith © 2020 Guitar Angel
Martin 0018 EC © 2020 Guitar Angel
Fender paramount PM1 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Martin © 2020 Guitar Angel

10th September 2020

2 oiled finishes

We also do oiled finishes. This 1973 Fender jazz bass arrived with an old brushed on varnish finish. The owner wanted it refurbished which included stripping the body and refinishing it in many coats of tru oil to get a lovely satin sheen. We also serviced and cleaned all other parts.

The PRS SE Torero originally had thick poly on the neck and back of the guitar. The spec for the body said mahogany, so the owner brought it for us to strip and refinish in oil. We chose tru oil for the maple neck and teak oil for the body as this fills the open grain of the mahogany very well.

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Fender Jazz bass 1973 refurb and body refinish in tru-oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
Fender Jazz bass 1973 refurb and body refinish in tru-oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
Fender Jazz bass 1973 refurb and body refinish in tru-oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
Fender Jazz bass 1973 refurb and body refinish in tru-oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
PRS SE Torero, neck, back and sides strip and finish in tru oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
PRS SE Torero, neck, back and sides strip and finish in tru oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
PRS SE Torero, neck, back and sides strip and finish in tru oil © 2020 Guitar Angel
PRS SE Torero, neck, back and sides strip and finish in tru oil © 2020 Guitar Angel

7th August 2020

Gibson Les Paul Slash AFD makeover

The customer of this Les Paul wanted the Wine front refinishing in an amber tint, more like the Slash AFD model. We also fitted Seymour Duncan Slash pickups, a Tone pros locking tailpiece, ABR bridge with conversion posts, rewired it to '50's spec and finished it off with a fret level and set up.

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Gibson Les Paul Slash AFD makeover © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Les Paul Slash AFD makeover © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Les Paul Slash AFD makeover © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Les Paul Slash AFD makeover © 2020 Guitar Angel

26th July 2020

Gibson SG 1973 headstock break and refurb

This 1973 Gibson SG had suffered a headstock break and the finish on the entire guitar had softened and absorbed many years worth of goo!

After securing the break and relacquering over the repair, we cleaned and polished all the paintwork, serviced the hardware and electrics, levelled the frets and completed the work with new strings and a set up.

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Gibson SG 1973 headstock break and refurb © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG 1973 headstock break and refurb © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG 1973 headstock break and refurb © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG 1973 headstock break and refurb © 2020 Guitar Angel

16th June 2020

Tasty Gibsons!

This 1966 Gibson Hummingbird came in for a K&K pickup system to be fitted. As part of the process we fitted a replacement Tusq saddle and added a full contact shim between the saddle and bottom of the rout for improved pickup response. These K&K pickups are a very good choice and work well with these types of bridges.

The Gibson Tom Murphy custom shop '59 Les Paul came to have the tuner holes reamed to accept aged Grover tuners and to have a Bigsby fitted which is Vibramate mounted to save drilling holes on the body.

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Gibson Hummingbird 1966 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Hummingbird 1966 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Tom Murphy custom shop '59 Les Paul © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Tom Murphy custom shop '59 Les Paul © 2020 Guitar Angel

6th June 2020

Hohner Jack bass makeover

This Jack bass came in for a complete makeover which included stripping and refinishing in Arctic white nitro with the thru neck and body centre stained as a feature. We added the band logo as custom made waterslide decals beneath the final clear coats. A service to the electrics and full set up completed the work.

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Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel
Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel
Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel
Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel

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