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2nd August 2013

Some tasty Taylors

Had a bit of a run on Taylors recently....all came in for setting up and saddle skimming to lower the action.

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Taylor Koa K26 ce © 2018 Guitar Angel
Taylor presentation series, ps16 ce select © 2018 Guitar Angel
Taylor presentation series, ps16 ce select © 2018 Guitar Angel
Taylor 12 string GA6 - 12 © 2018 Guitar Angel

24th July 2013

Gibson SG neck reset finished!

Once the glue had set, the area was touched in with a gradated dark red tint, a new bridge was fitted and we set the guitar up to play low and fast. See more here

We also have a  '78 Precision bass in for a body reshape. The contours have been recut to slim 60's shape and the edges rounded over also like a 60's. Once the shaping and sanding was completed, it was primed and painted in thin black nitro. It will be aged a little then the bass will be built up and set up ready to go.

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Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass body reshape and nitro refinish © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass body reshape and nitro refinish © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass body reshape and nitro refinish © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass body reshape and nitro refinish © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass body reshape and nitro refinish © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass body reshape and nitro refinish © 2018 Guitar Angel

27th June 2013

Martins!!

Had a bit of a run on Martins recently.

The D41 and D45 came in brand new for setting up.

The HD 28 had been "cooked" and is now rehydrated so is ready for action again.

The D35 Johnny Cash model had a very sticky neck where the nitro had reacted badly with sweaty hands. We refinished the back of the neck in 2k paint/lacquer

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Martin D41 © 2018 Guitar Angel
Martin D45 © 2018 Guitar Angel
Martin HD28 © 2018 Guitar Angel
Martin D35 Johnny Cash © 2018 Guitar Angel

21st June 2013

Gibson SG deluxe neck reset.

Here's a well loved SG deluxe from the early '70's...you know, the one with no neck to body angle. The body has warped slightly which resulted in the bridge having to sit tight down onto the body to get a low enough action. Upon inspection, we found that 2mm had also been shaved from the bottom of the bridge and from the saddles.

The best approach was to remove the neck using the steaming method then recut the tenon etc to create a 1.25 degree angle along with lowering the neck further into the neck pocket. Once this was calculated and cut the neck was glued back into place with careful alignment......

Once set the joint will need minimal tidying and a little paint touch up.

The 1973 Fender presision is now finished with the original lacquer restored.

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Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Gibson SG deluxe neck reset © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision paint restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision paint restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel

15th April 2013

Destroyer restoration complete

With the paintwork hardened off, we've buffed and polished to a gloss, serviced all the hardware and parts, reassembled and set it up, made some new backplates.....plays great and what a looker!!!

The Precision bass is from 1973 and needs a little tlc. The pickups have been sent to Bare Knuckle for a rewind, the body and neck have previously had some soft yellow varnish brushed on! We will remove the varnish and restore the original natural finish which hopefully lies undisturbed beneath.

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Ibanez destroyer japan 1982, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Ibanez destroyer japan 1982, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Ibanez destroyer japan 1982, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Ibanez destroyer japan 1982, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass 1973, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass 1973, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass 1973, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Fender Precision bass 1973, restoration © 2018 Guitar Angel

9th March 2013

Work continues on the Destroyer restoration....

The customer was as excited as us in the discovery of a tiny bit of original metallic red paint on the neck butt! Instead of the black finish planned...It is now to be metallic red....It's always a bonus restoring back to original spec/colour where possible! The body and neck have now been stripped base-coated and have the metallic red applied. It awaits some top gloss coats now which will bring out the colour and buff to a nice gloss finish.

This Red Alder La Cabronita body was sent in to be routed for purfling and binding around the top. Once the strips were inlaid it was fine sanded and sealed. It now awaits paint....lovely cadillac green metallic....really looking forward to the results!

The owner of this Martin D28 was devastated when he returned home after a 2 week break to find that the central heating had gone out of control and nearly "cooked" his much prized guitar! The top had rippled across the grain, the strings were touching the frets and the bridge had sunk. An inspection showed that none of the glue joints had suffered so we started some carefully monitored rehydration. A few weeks on and the guitar is recovering nicely, the rippling has almost disappeared, and the strings are now off the frets...This one will be ok with a little more time. It will soon be gradually exposed to current room conditions where it will settle. Then we will make a new saddle to complete the process.

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Ibanez Destroyer restoration  metallic red © 2018 Guitar Angel
Ibanez Destroyer restoration  metallic red © 2018 Guitar Angel
La Cabronita body checked purfling and binding © 2018 Guitar Angel
La Cabronita body checked purfling and binding © 2018 Guitar Angel
La Cabronita body checked purfling and binding © 2018 Guitar Angel
Martin HD 28 rehydration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Martin HD 28 rehydration © 2018 Guitar Angel
Martin HD 28 rehydration © 2018 Guitar Angel

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